Crash-aerien 13 DEC 1977 d'un Douglas C-53 (DC-3) N51071 - Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN (EVV)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:mardi 13 dcembre 1977
Heure:19:22
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 (DC-3)
Compagnie:Air Indiana
Immatriculation: N51071
Numéro de série: 4837
Année de Fabrication: 1941
Heures de vol:19777
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-94
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 26 / à bord: 26
Total:victimes: 29 / à bord: 29
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN (EVV) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN (EVV/KEVV), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 216
Détails:
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

Sources:
» Flight International 31 December 77(1893)


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NTSB issued 3 Safety Recommendations

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

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN et Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN est de 224 km (140 miles).

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