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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 20 juin 1996
Heure:14:08
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-S1C3G
Compagnie:Loren Davis Ministries International
Immatriculation: N23WT
Numéro de série: 11650
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Heures de vol:51307
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Cut and Shoot, TX (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Entrainement
Aéroport de départ:Conroe-Montgomery County Airport, TX (CXO/KCXO), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Conroe-Montgomery County Airport, TX (CXO/KCXO), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The DC-3 was on a training flight when, at initial climb the co-pilot called for METO (maximum except takeoff) power. After the pilot-in-command set METO power, the left engine lost power. and the PIC took over control and called for the co-pilot to feather the no. 1 propeller, but the co-pilot didn't hear this call
At 90 knots airspeed and wings level, the airplane struck the top of a 55 foot tall hickory tree approximately 3,960 feet from the departure end of runway 14 and struck a trailer roof, trees, a small pickup truck, and power lines before coming to rest upright in a residential front yard 337 feet from the initial impact point.
The cockpit area and main fuselage burnt out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight instructors failure to use the single engine best angle of climb airspeed resulting in a loss of control of the aircraft. Factors were the loss of power to the left engine for undetermined reasons, the flight instructor not being qualified to be pilot in-command in the DC-3, his lack of recent experience in the DC-3, and the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 243 days (8 months)
Accident number: FTW96FA262
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/97 (#76)
» Scramble 210


Photos

photo of Douglas-DC-3-AS1C3G-N23WT
accident date: 20-06-1996
type: Douglas DC-3-AS1C3G
registration: N23WT
 

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