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Last updated: 28 October 2021
Datum:Samstag 4 Mai 1985
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-313D
Fluggesellschaft:Perris Valley Paracenter
Kennzeichen: N157U
Werknummer: 4132
Baujahr: 1941
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-GC
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 31
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 33
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Perris, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Perris Valley Airport, CA, USA
Flug nach:Perris Valley Airport, CA, USA
On takeoff the no. 1 propeller lost a blade, causing the engine to be torn from its mounts. The takeoff was rejected. The left engine propeller had lost one blade which was found several days later 3000 feet west of the wreckage. There was no evidence found to substantiate compliance with a mandatory airworthiness directive on the propeller blade.

Probable Cause:

Probable causes:
propeller system/accessories,blade..failure,total
propeller system/accessories,blade..separation
Contributing Factors:
maintenance,compliance with AD..not maintenance personnel

» NTSB id LAX85FA240


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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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