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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:Freitag 19 Februar 1971
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:E.W. Brown
Kennzeichen: N99H
Werknummer: 32588/15840
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Houston, TX (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Houston (unknown airport), TX, USA
Flug nach:Houston (unknown airport), TX, USA
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:

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



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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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