Accident description
Last updated: 31 July 2014
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 18 January 1989
Time:20:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3C)
Operator:American Air Freight
Registration: XB-DYP
C/n / msn: 19239
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD), United States of America
Destination airport:Torreón Airport (TRC/MMTC), Mexico
Narrative:
A possible cargo shift caused the aircraft to enter a stall on climbout following a runway 35L takeoff. The aircraft crashed and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The PIC's disregard for the security of the cargo that permitted its shift during the takeoff roll. This resulted in an aft CG situation and a subsequent stall and loss of aircraft control. A contributing factor in the accident was the mismanagement of the engine power by the crew and the lack of experience of the co-pilot. "

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/90 (#17)
» NTSB


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Distance from Laredo International Airport, TX to Torreón Airport as the crow flies is 447 km (279 miles).

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