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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 27 maart 1975
Tijd:14:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-48A (DC-3C )
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Federal Aviation Administration - FAA
Registratie: N6
Constructienummer: 4146
Bouwjaar: 1941
Aantal vlieguren:13901
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-94
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Dubois-Jefferson County Airport, PA (DUJ) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dubois-Jefferson County Airport, PA (DUJ/KDUJ), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Harrisburg International Airport, PA (MDT/KMDT), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
An inexperienced and unqualified (DC-3) pilot commenced takeoff with a 7 kt tailwind and with an unlocked tail wheel. The aircraft crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of control at take-off because of the inexperience of the unqualified pilot making the take-off and because of the failure of the experienced pilot in the right seat to assume timely control. The accident sequence was initiated by poor judgment of the pilot-in-command in allowing an unqualified pilot to make the take-off and by the Regional Director's assuming the left seat which was contrary to his own operating rules to assure that the aircraft was operated by qualified pilots at their respective duty stations."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 90 days (3 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-75-11
Download report: Final report


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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 Dubois-Jefferson County Airport, PA en Harrisburg International Airport, PA bedraagt 209 km (131 miles).

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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