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Fecha:sábado 15 marzo 1997
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Basler BT-67 Turbo 67 (DC-3T)
Operador:Force Aérienne de la République du Mali
Registración: TZ-389
Numéro de série: 26002
Año de Construcción: 1943
Horas Totales de la Célula:17616
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Víctimas de la colisión:Fatalidades: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Newton, WI (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Naturaleza:Trabajos aéreos
Aeropuerto de Salida:Oshkosh-Wittman Field, WI (OSH/KOSH), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Manitowoc/Newton Municipal Airport, WI (MTW/KMTW), Estados Unidos de América
The DC-3 had recently undergone a Turbo Conversion by Basler Turbo Conversions, Inc for its new owner, the government of Mali. Company founder and CEO Warren Basler was flying a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza (registered N3657A, c/n E-188) to take some photographs of the DC-3. On its last pass, the A36 circled behind the DC-3, then crossed over the top and hitting the top of the DC-3 at an altitude of 700 feet . About 5 seconds after impact, the DC-3 gently rolled/turned westbound (apparently descending and gaining airspeed); the left wing then came off, followed by the right wing about 2 seconds later.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the Beech A36 pilot to maintain clearance from the modified Douglas DC-3, while positioning the A36 for photography of the DC-3."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 275 days (9 months)
Accident number: CHI97FA084A
Download report: Final report
Language: English

» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/98 (#49)
» Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online
» NTSB Id CHI97FA084


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Distance from Oshkosh-Wittman Field, WI to Manitowoc/Newton Municipal Airport, WI as the crow flies is 71 km (45 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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