Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:Final
Date:Monday 9 December 1996
Time:18:03 MST
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DL (DC-3)
Operating for:Emery Worldwide
Leased from:Desert Air Transport
Registration: N75142
C/n / msn: 9173
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:34124
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
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:Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field), ID (BOI) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Boise Air Terminal, ID (BOI/KBOI), United States of America
Destination airport:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), United States of America
Narrative:
Shortly after take-off from runway 10L the crew reported they had the right engine on fire. They tried to return to runway 28L or R. The aircraft crashed right wing low, cartwheeled and burst into flames 0,5mile short of the runway. Weather at the time included 9░C and winds of 110deg/10 knots winds.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A fire within the right engine compartment of undetermined cause and the pilot-in-command's failure to maintain airspeed above the aircraft's minimum control speed. A factor contributing to the accident was the dark night environmental conditions"

Classification:
Loss of control

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Distance from Boise Air Terminal, ID to Salt Lake City International Airport, UT as the crow flies is 463 km (289 miles).

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