Flugunfall 10 MAY 1978 einer de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter N5370G - Del Rio, TX
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Mittwoch 10 Mai 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
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)
Flug von:Del Rio International Airport, TX (DRT/KDRT), USA
Flug nach:Alamogordo Municipal Airport, NM (ALM/KALM), USA
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:

airframe - flight control surfaces: elevator assembly,attachments
miscellaneous acts,conditions - previous damage



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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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