Narrative:The no. 1 engine failed shortly after take-off. Altitude couldn't be maintained and the aircraft crashed.
|Date:||Saturday 16 August 1975|
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
|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)|
|Departure airport:||Bossaso Airport (BSA/HCMF), Somalia|
PROBABLE CAUSE: The engine failed due to fuel contamination. Aircraft weight and atmospheric high temperature prevented the crew to maintain altitude.
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.