Narrative:The DC-3 was performing aerial work near Sheridan when it made a 45-degree turn in order to position itself for another swath run. The aircraft entered a valley, hit a ridge, crashed and caught fire.
|Date:||Monday 18 July 1977|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Sheridan, WY (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
|Departure airport:||Sheridan Airport, WY (SHR/KSHR), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Sheridan Airport, WY (SHR/KSHR), United States of America|
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
miscellaneous acts,conditions - flew into blind canyon
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Distance from Sheridan Airport, WY to Sheridan Airport, WY as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).