Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2014
Status:Final
Date:Friday 3 July 1970
Time:14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Reeder Flying Service
Registration: N154R
C/n / msn: 6156
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mc Grath Airport, AK (MCG) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:McGrath Airport, AK (MCG/PAMC), United States of America
Destination airport:Galena Airport, AK (GAL/PAGA), United States of America
Narrative:
After raising the landing gear the right propeller struck the runway. The DC-3 crashed and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - diverted attention from operation of aircraft
terrain - high obstructions

Sources:
» NTSB File 3-1501


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Distance from McGrath Airport, AK to Galena Airport, AK as the crow flies is 207 km (129 miles).

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