Accident description
Last updated: 29 August 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 16 August 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Somali Airlines
Registration: 6O-SAC
C/n / msn: 20424
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bossaso Airport (BSA) (   Somalia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bossaso Airport (BSA/HCMF), Somalia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The no. 1 engine failed shortly after take-off. Altitude couldn't be maintained and the aircraft crashed.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The engine failed due to fuel contamination. Aircraft weight and atmospheric high temperature prevented the crew to maintain altitude.


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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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