Accident description
Last updated: 19 September 2014
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 20 April 1993
Time:16:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Phoenix Air
Registration: N8056
C/n / msn: 25735
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:16891
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-75
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Zephyrhills, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:Zephyrhills Airport, FL (ZPH), United States of America
Destination airport:Zephyrhills Airport, FL (ZPH), United States of America
Narrative:
The no. 1 engine was shut down at 400 feet following an engine fire warning and smoke in the cabin. A forced belly landing was made. The aircraft collided with trees and a fence.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command's failure to maintain best single-engine rate-of-climb speed which resulted in a forced landing. A factor which contributed to the accident was a possible exhaust system clamp failure. "

Sources:
» Air Safety Week 24.5.1993 (p.10)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/95
» NTSB
» Scramble


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