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Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 19 mayo 1990
Hora:11:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operador:K&K Aircraft
Registración: N1FN
Numéro de série: 11685
Año de Construcción: 1943
Horas Totales de la Célula:34906
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Capon Bridge, WV (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Naturaleza:Agricultura
Aeropuerto de Salida:Martinsburg-Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport/Shepherd Field, WV (MRB/KMRB), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Winchester Municipal Airport, VA (WGO/KOKV), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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
Language: English

Fuentes:
» 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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