Accident Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3C) XB-DYP,
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Date:Wednesday 18 January 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3C)
Owner/operator:American Air Freight
Registration: XB-DYP
MSN: 19239
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD)
Destination airport:Torreón Airport (TRC/MMTC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A possible cargo shift caused the aircraft to enter a stall on climbout following a runway 35L takeoff. The aircraft crashed and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The PIC's disregard for the security of the cargo that permitted its shift during the takeoff roll. This resulted in an aft CG situation and a subsequent stall and loss of aircraft control. A contributing factor in the accident was the mismanagement of the engine power by the crew and the lack of experience of the co-pilot. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW89LA041
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report


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