Vliegtuigongeval op 16 JUL 1971 met Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3) N74844 - Windsor Locks, CT
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:vrijdag 16 juli 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:New England Propeller Service
Registratie: N74844
Constructienummer: 26458/15013
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Windsor Locks, CT (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Beverly Airport, MA (BVY/KBVY), Verenigde Staten
Douglas DC-3 N74844 had not been flown for 10 months and was prepared for a ferry flight to Beverly. The pilot for the flight had no current DC-3 type rating; he had last flown a DC-3 in 1967. Shortly after takeoff one engine began to lose power. The pilot decided to return to the airport but the plane stalled and crashed while on final approach.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - water in fuel
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT en Beverly Airport, MA bedraagt 161 km (101 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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