Narrative:The DC-3 entered a sharp left turn following takeoff from runway 25. The aircraft crashed.
|Date:||Tuesday 24 July 1951|
|C/n / msn:|| 6327|
|First flight:|| 1942|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Gao Airport (GAQ) ( Mali)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Gao Airport (GAQ/GAGO), Mali|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the right engine at takeoff (traces of fire). A rupture of the hydraulic circuit with oil projection in the cockpit would have increased maneuver difficulties by restricting visibility in the cockpit"
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.