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Datum:vrijdag 1 april 1966
Tijd:14:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas TC-47K (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:C.D. Stoltzfus & Associates
Registratie: N91375
Constructienummer: 33180/16432
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Litchfield Park Airport, AZ (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Goodyear-Litchfield Park NAS, AZ (GYR/KGYR), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Litchfield Park Airport, AZ (KGEU), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The military surplus DC-3 N91375 had been stored without engines at Goodyear-Litchfield Park NAS, AZ. The company that purchased the aircraft flew in the engines and installed them on the aircraft. A ferry permit was obtained to fly the aircraft to Litchfield Park Airport, located 5 miles north of the Naval Air Station where a final check was planned before flying to Coatsville, PA.
While approaching the airport, smoke was observed in the cockpit. An electrical fire was suspected and the battery and generators were turned off. When the landing gear was lowered the smoke intensity increased and upon lowering of the flaps, increased still more. After landing fire was observed in the no. 2 engine accessory section, so the firewall shutoff valves were activated. Further attempts to contain and extinguish the fire, failed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "In-flight fuel fed engine fire for an undetermined reason."

Bronnen:
» NTSB File # 2-0212


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Kaart
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 Goodyear-Litchfield Park NAS, AZ en Litchfield Park Airport, AZ bedraagt 14 km (8 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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