Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:Final
Date:Monday 29 June 1953
Time:17:26
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operator:Western Air Lines
Registration: N15569
C/n / msn: 4887
First flight: 1942
Total airframe hrs:30793
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Narrative:
After completion of major overhaul on the DC-3, a routine test flight was made. The right wing dropped and struck the ground immediately after lifting off runway 25R. The right wing broke off and the aircraft cart wheeled to a stop.
It appeared that the elevator control cables were reversed.


Classification:
Wrong installation of parts
Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 39-AN/34 (92-94)


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Distance from Los Angeles International Airport, CA to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

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