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Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 20 juni 1996
Tijd:14:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-S1C3G
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Loren Davis Ministries International
Registratie: N23WT
Constructienummer: 11650
Bouwjaar: 1943
Aantal vlieguren:51307
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Cut and Shoot, TX (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Training
Vliegveld van vertrek:Conroe-Montgomery County Airport, TX (CXO/KCXO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Conroe-Montgomery County Airport, TX (CXO/KCXO), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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
Language: English

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


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

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