Narrative:The aircraft was undergoing a high speed taxi check on the runway when it departed the runway mid-field on the left side. The pilot attempted to ground-loop the aircraft but it crashed into a grove of trees. The rudder lock had not been removed before the test, leading to this accident.
|Date:||Monday 4 March 1963|
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 13806|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Bentwaters RAF Station (BWY) ( United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Taxi (TXI)|
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
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.