ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-3-209A N18949 West Deering, NH
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 24 June 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-209A
Operator:Nathaniel Hawthorne College
Registration: N18949
MSN: 2013
First flight: 1937
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:West Deering, NH (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Hawthorne-Feather Airpark, NH, United States of America
Destination airport:Melbourne International Airport, FL (MLB/KMLB), United States of America
Control was lost shortly after lift-off. The aircraft crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed"



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Distance from Hawthorne-Feather Airpark, NH to Melbourne International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1827 km (1142 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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