Accident Douglas C-49J (DC-3) N133AC,
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Date:Monday 11 December 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-49J (DC-3)
Registration: N133AC
MSN: 6260
Year of manufacture:1942
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Port Mayaca, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Port Mayaca, FL
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft, carrying 5000 lb of marijuana, crashed as a result of fuel starvation.

pilot in command - mismanagement of fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel starvation
pilot in command - attempted operation beyond experience/ability level
miscellaneous - unqualified person operated aircraft
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA79FA030
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
26 August 1959 N44993 Capital Airlines 0 Kanawna County Airport, Charleston, WV w/o
Bounced on landing


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL); October 1977

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