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Status:Final
Date:Friday 11 April 1980
Time:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Clifford A. Hackney Sr.
Registration: N64490
MSN: 25360/13915
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,8 km (0.5 mls) from Athol-Silverwood Airport, ID (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Athol-Silverwood Airport, ID, United States of America
Destination airport:Athol-Silverwood Airport, ID, United States of America
Narrative:
Douglas C-47 N64490 had been parked at Athol for 11 months and was to perform a first test flight following inspection. After takeoff from runway 21, one of the engines failed. This caused the DC-3 to bank to the left and crash into trees approx. 800 m past the end of the runway. The reason for the engine failure is unknown, but the pilot should have aborted the takeoff.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
powerplant - miscellaneous: powerplant failure for undetermined reasons
pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
partial power loss - unknown/not reported
complete power loss - unknown/not reported

Sources:
» NTSB


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photo of Douglas-C-47A-N64490
accident date: 11-04-1980
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: N64490
photo of Douglas-C-47A-N64490
accident date: 11-04-1980
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: N64490
 

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