Accident
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 28 junio 1971
Hora:18:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Lake Riverside Estates
Registración: N90627
Numéro de série: 4642
Año de Construcción: 1942
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 21
Total:Fatalidades: 17 / Ocupantes: 24
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Shelter Cove, CA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Shelter Cove Airport, CA, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Jose Municipal Airport, CA (SJC/KSJC), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The DC-3 wasn't able to gain height on take-off from the 3000 feet Shelter Cove runway. The wheels left the ground twice, but the aircraft touched down again 150 feet past the runway end. The undercarriage struck a transformer and the no. 1 engine struck the roof of a sewage disposal building. The DC-3 became airborne again and arched downward over the cliffs, into the ocean and crashed 150yds offshore. The pilot had failed to remove the rudder and elevator gust locks.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - gust locks engaged
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

Fuentes:
» NTSB


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