Narrative:The DC-3 flew into a mountain at 5500 feet (4000 feet agl) during an operation to disperse sterile screw worms.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday 30 November 1976|
Douglas C-117B (DC-3)
|Operator:||US Department of Agriculture|
|C/n / msn:|| 34130/18549|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Total:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Victoria ( Mexico)
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.