Flugunfall 13 DEC 1977 einer Douglas C-53 (DC-3) N51071 - Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN (EVV)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Dienstag 13 Dezember 1977
Zeit:19:22
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Air Indiana
Kennzeichen: N51071
Werknummer: 4837
Baujahr: 1941
Betriebsstunden:19777
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-94
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 26
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 29 / Insassen: 29
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN (EVV) (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN (EVV/KEVV), USA
Flug nach:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), USA
Flugnummer: 216
Unfallbericht:
A Douglas DC-3, N51071, operated as a passenger charter flight to transport the University of Evansville basketball team and associated personnel from Evansville, Indiana, to Nashville, Tennessee. The aircraft departed runway 18 in instrument meteorological conditions. The plane crashed less than 1 minute 30 seconds after takeoff. All 29 persons aboard died in the crash.
The aircraft was operated by National Jet Services, which was doing business as Air Indiana.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An attempted take-off with the rudder and right aileron control locks installed, in combination with a rearward centre of gravity, which resulted in the aircraft's rotating to a nose-high attitude immediately after take-off, and entering the region of reversed command from which the pilot was unable to recover. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the flight crew to ensure that the passenger baggage was loaded in accordance with the configuration contained on the load manifest. Their failure resulted in a rearward centre of gravity that was aft of the optimum range, but forward of the rearmost limit."

Accident investigation:

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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 247 days (8 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-78-10
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» Flight International 31 December 77(1893)


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accident date: 13-12-1977
type: Douglas C-53 (DC-3)
registration: N51071
 

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN to Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN as the crow flies is 224 km (140 miles).

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.
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