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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 18 Juli 1977
Zeit:05:35
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Fluggesellschaft:Unknown
Kennzeichen: N459
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Sheridan, WY (   USA)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Landwirtschaft
Flug von:Sheridan Airport, WY (SHR/KSHR), USA
Flug nach:Sheridan Airport, WY (SHR/KSHR), USA
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 was performing aerial work near Sheridan when it made a 45-degree turn in order to position itself for another swath run. The aircraft entered a valley, hit a ridge, crashed and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
miscellaneous acts,conditions - flew into blind canyon

Informationsquelle:
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