Accident description
Last updated: 25 November 2014
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 12 June 1979
Time:07:23
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3D
Operator:Bradley Aviation
Registration: N427W
C/n / msn: 43073
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fort Lauderdale, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, FL (FXE/KFXE), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The DC-3 lifted off prematurely and climbed with the gear still extended. The plane eventually stalled and spun to the ground. The pilot didn't possess the required DC-3 type rating. The DC-3 had been imported from Panama but no certificate of airworthiness had been issued yet.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - premature lift-off
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
FACTOR:
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.

Classification:
Flightcrew un(der)qualified
Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB


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