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Last updated: 16 September 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 2 enero 1975
Hora:13:58
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54P (DC-4)
Operador:Transvall Corp.
Registración: N37AP
Numéro de série: 10430
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Tucson-Davis Monthan AFB, AZ (DMA) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tucson-Davis Monthan AFB, AZ (DMA/KDMA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Daggett-Barstow-Daggett Airport, CA (DAG/KDAG), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
Takeoff from Davis Monthan AFB was attempted with the gust locks engaged. The crew failed to abort the takeoff, causing the DC-4 to overrun the runway.
Inadequate pre-flight preparation and lack of familiarity with the aircraft were the cause of the crew's failure to remove the gust locks prior to takeoff.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft
pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
miscellaneous acts,conditions - gust locks engaged
FACTORS:
personnel - operational supervisory personnel: inadequate supervision of flight crew
miscellaneous - unqualified person operated aircraft
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - checklist-failed to use
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind

Fuentes:
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Distance from Tucson-Davis Monthan AFB, AZ to Daggett-Barstow-Daggett Airport, CA as the crow flies is 619 km (387 miles).

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