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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Datum:vrijdag 21 april 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Federal Aviation Agency - FAA
Registratie: N200
Constructienummer: 20400
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Mustang, OK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Training
Vliegveld van vertrek:Oklahoma City (unknown airport), OK, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Oklahoma City (unknown airport), OK, Verenigde Staten
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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