Narrative:A rough running no. 1 engine was shut down at 5500 feet, 35 min after takeoff. METO power was set on the remaining engine. This engine began to vibrate a short while later, followed by an explosion. The crew had to ditch the DC-3.
|Date:||Thursday 12 February 1970|
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
|C/n / msn:|| 26172/14727|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||off Puerto Montt ( Chile)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
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