Flugunfall 21 APR 1961 einer Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3) N200 - Mustang, OK
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Freitag 21 April 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Federal Aviation Agency - FAA
Kennzeichen: N200
Werknummer: 20400
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Mustang, OK (   USA)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Flug von:Oklahoma City (unknown airport), OK, USA
Flug nach:Oklahoma City (unknown airport), OK, USA
The DC-3 took off for a training flight for two pilots to become instructors in the FAA DC-3 type rating course. During this flight a Vmc demonstration was to be performed at low altitude in the Canadian River area. Two and a half hours after takeoff the aircraft was seen flying at 200-500 feet altitude in the Canadian River area. The DC-3 lost control and crashed in a near vertical descent.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Pilot failed to maintain flying speed during Vmc demonstration manoeuvre. 2) The conduct of Vmc demonstration at an excessively low altitude ."


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