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Status:Final
Date:Thursday 4 September 1975
Time:20:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operator:Auburn Adventist Academy
Registration: N567AA
MSN: 327
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Auburn Municipal Airport, WA (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Auburn Municipal Airport, WA, United States of America
Destination airport:Auburn Municipal Airport, WA, United States of America
Narrative:
Severely damaged in an accident. The pilot lost directional control and the Otter collided with a dirt bank.

The wreck was stored for 29 years until it was acquired in November 2005 for use in the rebuild of Otter N3904 (msn 54).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
Pilot in command - failed to maintain directional control
Pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
FACTOR:
Airports/airways/facilities - airport facilities: runway lighting

Sources:
» DHC-3 Production list update.
» NTSB


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