Narrative:The DC-3 deviated to the left side of the runway during take-off. The co-pilot overcorrected, causing the aircraft to swing right, leaving the runway at an angle of 20deg. partially airborne. The left wing then scraped the intersecting runway 14 while maneuvering to avoid a windsock mast ahead. The aircraft touched down and skidded to a stop. An oil fire broke out in the no. 2 engine.
|Date:||17 AUG 1978|
|Operator:||Skyways Cargo Airline|
|C/n / msn:|| 15764/27209|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Lydd International Airport (LYX) (United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Lydd International Airport (LYX/EGMD), United Kingdom|
The DC-3 was sold to Skyways Cargo Airline in March 1975.
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.