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Last updated: 16 November 2018
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 14 December 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:J. Rodriguez
Registration: N4996E
C/n / msn: 12141
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Battle Creek, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Ground looped in a sugar cane field. The airplane was on a drugs smuggling flight (marijuana).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - selected unsuitable terrain
pilot in command - misjudged distance and speed
FACTORS:
terrain - high vegetation
terrain - rough/uneven

Sources:
» NTSB


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