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Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 23 April 1980
Time:16:54
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Florida Preferred Equity
Registration: N709Z
MSN: 27182/15737
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dania, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Bimini International Airport (BIM/MYBS), Bahamas
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale (unknown airport), FL, United States of America
Narrative:
The DC-3 stalled and crashed after initiating a go-around.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - delayed in initiating go-around
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
FACTORS:
copilot - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
copilot - misused or failed to use flaps

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB


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