Accident description
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 19 April 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Air Liberia
Registration: EL-AAB
C/n / msn: 12054
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Monrovia-Roberts International Airport (ROB) (   Liberia) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Monrovia-Roberts International Airport (ROB/GLRB), Liberia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
At 72 knots IAS in take-off, the aircraft started yawing to the right. The pilot couldn't counter the yaw and the aircraft ran off the side of the runway. Both gears were sheared off and the DC-3 came to rest 160m from the runway edge.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Deflation of the right tire.


Sources:
» Aviation News 16.05.1975


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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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