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Last updated: 25 October 2020
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Datum:Dienstag 15 Juni 1954
Zeit:ca 17:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Delta Air Lines
Kennzeichen: N51359
Werknummer: 13759
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Atlanta, GA (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Atlanta (unknown airport), GA, USA
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
Light rain was encountered when the aircraft climbed through 200-250 feet after takeoff. Power was reduced to 35" manifold pressure; the aircraft then suddenly lost airspeed rapidly. Full power was applied and the nose lowered to gain airspeed. The speed dropped to 60 knots and the aircraft struck he ground as a result.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A rapid loss of airspeed immediately following takeoff caused by unexpected, strong gusts or divergent winds accompanying a local rain shower."



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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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