Accident
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 20 Juni 1996
Zeit:14:08
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-S1C3G
Fluggesellschaft:Loren Davis Ministries International
Kennzeichen: N23WT
Werknummer: 11650
Baujahr: 1943
Betriebsstunden:51307
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Cut and Shoot, TX (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Ausbildungsflug
Flug von:Conroe-Montgomery County Airport, TX (CXO/KCXO), USA
Flug nach:Conroe-Montgomery County Airport, TX (CXO/KCXO), USA
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 was on a training flight when, at initial climb the co-pilot called for METO (maximum except takeoff) power. After the pilot-in-command set METO power, the left engine lost power. and the PIC took over control and called for the co-pilot to feather the no. 1 propeller, but the co-pilot didn't hear this call
At 90 knots airspeed and wings level, the airplane struck the top of a 55 foot tall hickory tree approximately 3,960 feet from the departure end of runway 14 and struck a trailer roof, trees, a small pickup truck, and power lines before coming to rest upright in a residential front yard 337 feet from the initial impact point.
The cockpit area and main fuselage burnt out.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight instructors failure to use the single engine best angle of climb airspeed resulting in a loss of control of the aircraft. Factors were the loss of power to the left engine for undetermined reasons, the flight instructor not being qualified to be pilot in-command in the DC-3, his lack of recent experience in the DC-3, and the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/97 (#76)
» Scramble 210


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Distance from Conroe-Montgomery County Airport, TX to Conroe-Montgomery County Airport, TX as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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