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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Fecha:viernes 21 abril 1961
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Federal Aviation Agency - FAA
Registración: N200
Numéro de série: 20400
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Mustang, OK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Oklahoma City (unknown airport), OK, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Oklahoma City (unknown airport), OK, Estados Unidos de América
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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