Accident
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 15 mayo 1979
Hora:14:55
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54S (DC-4)
Operador:Biegert Aviation
Registración: N44905
Numéro de série: 22159
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Mesa-Falcon Field, AZ (MSC) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Prueba
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mesa-Falcon Field, AZ (MSC), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Chandler-Stellar Air Park, AZ (SLJ), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - checklist-failed to use
miscellaneous acts,conditions - gust locks engaged

Fuentes:
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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).

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