ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3) N51359 Atlanta, GA
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Date:Tuesday 15 June 1954
Time:17:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N51359
MSN: 13759
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Atlanta, GA (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Atlanta (unknown airport), GA, United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Light rain was encountered when the aircraft climbed through 200-250 feet after takeoff. Power was reduced to 35" manifold pressure; the aircraft then suddenly lost airspeed rapidly. Full power was applied and the nose lowered to gain airspeed. The speed dropped to 60 knots and the aircraft struck he ground as a result.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A rapid loss of airspeed immediately following takeoff caused by unexpected, strong gusts or divergent winds accompanying a local rain shower."

Accident investigation:

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Investigating agency: CAB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report


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