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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:Monday 13 June 1977
Time:00:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operator:Hall Mining Company
Registration: N38AP
MSN: 10217
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Newton, GA (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft overshot an airstrip lighted by flashlights. Reportedly a smuggling flight.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - selected unsuitable terrain
pilot in command - misjudged distance and speed
miscellaneous acts,conditions - not aligned with runway/intended landing area
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional ground-water-loop-swerve

Sources:
» NTSB
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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