Accident
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 10 Mai 1978
Zeit:11:30
Flugzeugtyp:de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Fluggesellschaft:Unknown
Kennzeichen: N5370G
Werknummer: 343
Baujahr: 1959
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Del Rio, TX (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Unbekannt
Flug von:Del Rio International Airport, TX (DRT), USA
Flug nach:Alamogordo Municipal Airport, NM (ALM/KALM), USA
Unfallbericht:
Lost control and crashed after takeoff because the elevator push-pull tube had broken. The aircraft had been parked in strong winds without the controls being locked.

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
airframe - flight control surfaces: elevator assembly,attachments
miscellaneous acts,conditions - previous damage

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


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Distance from Del Rio International Airport, TX to Alamogordo Municipal Airport, NM as the crow flies is 613 km (383 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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