ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B-DK (DC-3) N8056 Zephyrhills Airport, FL (ZPH)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 20 April 1993
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
MSN: 25735/14290
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
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Zephyrhills Airport, FL (ZPH) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Zephyrhills Airport, FL (ZPH/KZPH), United States of America
Destination airport:Zephyrhills Airport, FL (ZPH/KZPH), United States of America
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:

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. "

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Accident number: MIA93LA106
Download report: Summary report

Forced landing outside airport

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