Descripción del Accidente ASN 10 MAY 1978 de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter N5370G - Del Rio, TX
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:mircoles 10 mayo 1978
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Registración: N5370G
Numéro de série: 343
Año de Construcción: 1959
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Del Rio, TX (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Del Rio International Airport, TX (DRT/KDRT), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Alamogordo Municipal Airport, NM (ALM/KALM), Estados Unidos de América
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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