Narrative:The C-54 did not lift off on takeoff, overran the runway and collided with a dirt bank. The elevator gust locks were not removed prior to take-off.
|Date:||Tuesday 15 May 1979|
|C/n / msn:|| 22159|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mesa-Falcon Field, AZ (MSC) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Mesa-Falcon Field, AZ (MSC), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Chandler-Stellar Air Park, AZ (SLJ), United States of America|
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
miscellaneous acts,conditions - checklist-failed to use
miscellaneous acts,conditions - gust locks engaged
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
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Distance from Mesa-Falcon Field, AZ to Chandler-Stellar Air Park, AZ as the crow flies is 25 km (16 miles).