Narrative:The DC-3 left for a training flight at Poitiers; on board were a pilot-in-command/instructor, a flight mechanic, four trainee pilots and two passengers. With a trainee pilot at the controls, a break-through and landing on one engine was carried out. The landing was discontinued because the gear failed to lock down too late. When power was re-applied the DC-3 veered the right and crashed into the buildings of an army munitions dump.
|Date:||Wednesday 8 January 1958|
|C/n / msn:|| 11708|
|First flight:|| 1943|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Poitiers-Biard Airport (PIS) ( France)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Poitiers-Biard Airport (PIS/LFBI), France|
|Destination airport:||Poitiers-Biard Airport (PIS/LFBI), France|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to the successive appearance of two incidents during a training exercise: slowness of the landing gear to extend; failure of the right engine to pick up power. The crew which included a pilot under training and a mechanic with limited experience, did not properly co-ordinate their actions. The instructor, because of his position in the cockpit, was unable to assist."
» ICAO Circular 64-AN/58 (14-17)
Official accident investigation report