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Accident description
Last updated: 27 August 2016
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 1 October 1970
Time:14:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3)
Operator:Federal Aviation Administration - FAA
Registration: N47
C/n / msn: 33155/16407
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Anchorage, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), United States of America
Destination airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), United States of America
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 24, the DC-3 appeared to enter a series of three stalls. The left wing dropped during these maneuvers. The aircraft then suddenly entered a spin to the right and crashed into the tidal flat. An explosion occurred and the aircraft caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
copilot - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight

Sources:
» NTSB


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