Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 19 May 1990
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operator:K&K Aircraft
Registration: N1FN
C/n / msn: 11685
First flight: 1943
Total airframe hrs:34906
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Capon Bridge, WV (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Martinsburg-Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport/Shepherd Field, WV (MRB/KMRB), United States of America
Destination airport:Winchester Municipal Airport, VA (WGO), United States of America
Narrative:
The DC-3 collided with power lines during a swath run, climbed gradually, entering a steep nose high attitude. The aircraft stalled and crashed from a height of 1200 feet agl.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate visual lookout by the pilots of the DC-3, which resulted in their failure to see-and-avoid the power lines. Factors related to the accident were: the obstruction (transmission wires), and the lack of visual cues for the pilots."

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/94 (#86)
» NTSB
» Scramble Vol.12, nr.03


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Distance from Martinsburg-Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport/Shepherd Field, WV to Winchester Municipal Airport, VA as the crow flies is 32 km (20 miles).

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