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Status:Final
Date:Sunday 9 July 1978
Time:14:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Unknown
Registration: N45873
MSN: 12458
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Richmond Municipal Airport, IN (RID) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:Richmond Municipal Airport, IN (RID/KRID), United States of America
Destination airport:Richmond Municipal Airport, IN (RID/KRID), United States of America
Narrative:
The DC-3 carrying 40 skydivers, was taking off from runway 23 when the pilot experienced problems with the forward movement of the control column. The aircraft left the runway in a nose high attitude, at about 55 mph, veered left and slid into a corn field in an upright position. The elevator swage fitting was binding on bulkhead raceway station 63.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
systems - flight control systems: elevator and elevator tab control system
miscellaneous acts,conditions - jammed

Sources:
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