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Last updated: 23 June 2018
Fecha:lunes 28 junio 1971
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
The DC-3 wasn't able to gain height on takeoff 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
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water



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Douglas DC-3

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