Runway excursion Accident Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3) ZK-AXS,
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Date:Friday 6 November 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:New Zealand Ministry of Transport
Registration: ZK-AXS
MSN: 32743/15995
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ/NZPP)
Destination airport:
During a downwind simulated takeoff, the DC-3 turned off the runway. The right main landing gear collapsed.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Captain's omission to abort the simulated takeoff in time. Factors were a.o. high ground speed and overheated brakes.



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