Narrative:The DC-3 took off from St. Johns for a calibration flight. Shortly after takeoff the no. 1 engine failed, followed by the remaining no. 2 engine a few seconds later. A forced landing was carried out in the outskirts of St. Johns, damaging the plane beyond repair.
|Date:||Wednesday 12 April 1961|
|Operator:||Canada Department of Transport|
|C/n / msn:|| 12159|
|First flight:|| 1943|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Saint John's, NF (Canada)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||St. John's Airport, NF (YYT/CYYT), Canada|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft engines failed from fuel starvation due to improper use of the fuel selectors."
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.