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Last updated: 24 June 2018
Datum:maandag 9 januari 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Skycraft Air Transport
Registratie: C-GSCA
Constructienummer: 27190/15745
Bouwjaar: 1945
Aantal vlieguren:17933
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
The first two attempts to takeoff were abandoned due to slow aircraft performance. Takeoff was continued on the third 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.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Jet-A fuel had been used when refueling the aircraft, instead of 100LL Avgas.

» NTSB Identification: MKC84MA060


photo of Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3) C-GSCA
photo of Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3) C-GSCA
photo of Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3) C-GGJG
C-GGJG was bought from the Canadian Air Force, but never officialy used. Skycraft then bought the plane in 1976.
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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO en Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON bedraagt 1043 km (652 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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