Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 27 June 1966
Time:11:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-208
Operator:Aeronaut Air Services
Registration: N17337
C/n / msn: 1962
First flight: 1937
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Long Beach, MS (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport, MS (GPT/KGPT), United States of America
Destination airport:New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA (MSY/KMSY), United States of America
Narrative:
The no. 2 engine failed on climb out and the crew attempted to return to the airport. The pilot-in-command failed to maintain flying speed and the aircraft stalled and crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "No.3 piston failed due to oil starvation resulting from inadequate maintenance and inspection."

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport, MS to New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA as the crow flies is 122 km (76 miles).

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.
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