Unfallbericht:The first two attempts to takeoff were abandoned due to slow aircraft performance. Takeoff was continued on the 3rd attempt, but both engines lost power upon gear retraction. An attempt was made to make an emergency landing on a highway, but the left wing struck a pole. The aircraft crashed through a fence and struck a highway embankment.
|Datum:||09 JAN 1984|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Skycraft Air Transport|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2 |
|Sachschaden:|| schwer beschädigt|
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Anfangssteigflug (ICL)|
|Flug von:||Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL), USA|
|Flug nach:||Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Kanada|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Jet-A fuel had been used when refueling the aircraft, instead of 100LL Avgas.
» NTSB Identification: MKC84MA060
C-GGJG was bought from the Canadian Air Force, but never officialy used. Skycraft then bought the plane in 1976.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO to Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON as the crow flies is 1043 km (652 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.