Accident Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3) N28889,
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Date:Tuesday 2 May 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Monroe County Mosquito Control District
Registration: N28889
MSN: 20520
Year of manufacture:1944
Total airframe hrs:10317 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Summerland Key, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Marathon-Florida Keys Airport, FL (MTH/KMTH)
Destination airport:Marathon-Florida Keys Airport, FL (MTH/KMTH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Crashed into water after striking 40 feet high mangrove trees during a mosquito spray operation.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the pilot-in-command to assure proper altitude and clearance was maintained above the terrain and trees. The trees and light condition at dusk were contributing factors."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA89GA144
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report


ICAO Adrep Summary 5/90 (#19)


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Marathon Flight Strip, FL (MTH); November 1979

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