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Last updated: 28 January 2022
Datum:zaterdag 15 maart 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Basler BT-67 Turbo 67 (DC-3T)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Force Aérienne de la République du Mali
Registratie: TZ-389
Constructienummer: 26002
Bouwjaar: 1943
Aantal vlieguren:17616
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Botsingsslachtoffers:slachtoffers: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Newton, WI (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Werkzaamheden in de lucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Oshkosh-Wittman Field, WI (OSH/KOSH), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Manitowoc/Newton Municipal Airport, WI (MTW/KMTW), Verenigde Staten
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

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


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Oshkosh-Wittman Field, WI en Manitowoc/Newton Municipal Airport, WI bedraagt 71 km (45 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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