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Status:Final
Date:Friday 19 February 1971
Time:09:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:E.W. Brown
Registration: N99H
MSN: 32588/15840
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Houston, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Houston (unknown airport), TX, United States of America
Destination airport:Houston (unknown airport), TX, United States of America
Narrative:
The right main gear brake dragged on takeoff, forcing the pilot to make an intentional ground loop to avoid trees. The plane sustained irreparable damage. The braking assembly had been changed and adjusted two days prior to the accident.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
airframe - landing gear: braking system (normal system)
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper clearance-tolerance
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
pilot in command - delayed action in aborting takeoff
miscellaneous - evasive maneuver to avoid collision
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional ground-water-loop-swerve

Sources:
» NTSB


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