Accident
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 4 augustus 1972
Tijd:15:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-454
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Mercer Airlines
Registratie: N31538
Constructienummer: 6317
Bouwjaar: 1942
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Point Mugu, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Port Hueneme-Point Mugu NAS, CA (NTD/KNTD), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Hollywood-Burbank Airport, CA (BUR/KBUR), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
A component of the right engine fuel feed system failed causing the engine to lose power on climbout. The pilot decided to return to the airport and tried to extinguish the engine fire which had erupted. The extinguisher was inoperative, so he failed in his attempt. The DC-3 emergency landed, veered off the runway and was destroyed by fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
powerplant - fuel system: other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
systems - fire extinguishing system: powerplant
miscellaneous acts,conditions - erratic
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly secured
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fire in engine
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine

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Kaart
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 Port Hueneme-Point Mugu NAS, CA en Hollywood-Burbank Airport, CA bedraagt 70 km (44 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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