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Last updated: 22 September 2020
Datum:woensdag 4 juni 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53B (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Capital Airlines
Registratie: N49553
Constructienummer: 4820
Bouwjaar: 1941
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Martinsburg Airport, WV (MRB) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Training
Vliegveld van vertrek:Washington-National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Martinsburg-Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport/Shepherd Field, WV (MRB/KMRB), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 3
The DC-3 was on a training flight, practicing takeoffs and landings at Martinsburg. Following a single-engine approach to runway 08 the trainee tried to climb out, but the aircraft stalled and crashed into a wooded area.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Following the trainee-pilot's failure to maintain minimum-control speed during an attempted go-around, the instructor-pilot failed to take control of the aircraft in sufficient time to prevent a critical loss of altitude. A contributing factor was the malfunction of the landing gear latch which delayed retraction of the landing gear and caused the distraction of the instructor-pilot for several seconds during a critical period of the go-around."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (155-160)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Washington-National Airport, DC en Martinsburg-Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport/Shepherd Field, WV bedraagt 101 km (63 miles).

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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