Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:Final
Date:Monday 18 July 1977
Time:05:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operator:?
Registration: N459
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sheridan, WY (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Sheridan Airport, WY (SHR/KSHR), United States of America
Destination airport:Sheridan Airport, WY (SHR/KSHR), United States of America
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.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
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

Sources:
» NTSB


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