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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 19 Mai 1990
Zeit:11:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Fluggesellschaft:K&K Aircraft
Kennzeichen: N1FN
Werknummer: 11685
Baujahr: 1943
Betriebsstunden:34906
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Capon Bridge, WV (   USA)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Landwirtschaft
Flug von:Martinsburg-Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport/Shepherd Field, WV (MRB/KMRB), USA
Flug nach:Winchester Municipal Airport, VA (WGO/KOKV), USA
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 collided with power lines during a swath run, climbed gradually, entering a steep nose high attitude. The aircraft stalled and crashed from a height of 1200 feet agl.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate visual lookout by the pilots of the DC-3, which resulted in their failure to see-and-avoid the power lines. Factors related to the accident were: the obstruction (transmission wires), and the lack of visual cues for the pilots."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: BFO90FA046
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/94 (#86)
» NTSB
» Scramble Vol.12, nr.03


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Distance from Martinsburg-Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport/Shepherd Field, WV to Winchester Municipal Airport, VA as the crow flies is 32 km (20 miles).

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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