Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 25 October 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:KLM Aerocarto
Registration: PH-DAA
C/n / msn: 11855
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tafelberg (   Suriname) show on map
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Engine problems during a surveillance flight over the Surinam jungle forced the crew to shut it down and feather the prop. The crew then descended from 10000 feet for a an altitude of better single-engine performance. The aircraft descended faster and further then necessary and collided with the Tafelberg mountain, which was shrouded by a layer of clouds.

Sources:
» Airnieuws 306 (p. 77)


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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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