Last updated: 30 April 2017
Narrative:Takeoff from Davis Monthan AFB was attempted with the gust locks engaged. The crew failed to abort the takeoff, causing the DC-4 to overrun the runway.
Inadequate pre-flight preparation and lack of familiarity with the aircraft were the cause of the crew's failure to remove the gust locks prior to takeoff.
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft
pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
miscellaneous acts,conditions - gust locks engaged
personnel - operational supervisory personnel: inadequate supervision of flight crew
miscellaneous - unqualified person operated aircraft
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - checklist-failed to use
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind
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Distance from Tucson-Davis Monthan AFB, AZ to Daggett-Barstow-Daggett Airport, CA as the crow flies is 619 km (387 miles).