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Last updated: 26 January 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 3 Januar 1961
Zeit:07:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3C)
Fluggesellschaft:Aero OY
Kennzeichen: OH-LCC
Werknummer: 25511/14066
Baujahr: 1944
Betriebsstunden:24349
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 22
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 25 / Insassen: 25
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Koivulahti (   Finnland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Kokkola/Pietarsaari-Kruunupyy Airport (KOK/EFKK), Finnland
Flug nach:Vaasa Airport (VAA/EFVA), Finnland
Flugnummer:AY311
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 crashed in the woods in the village of Koivulahti, some 10,5 km from the Vaasa runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The probable cause of the accident was the wrong execution of a left turn at low altitude at night, as a result of which the aircraft stalled, lost its manoeuvrability and went into a spin. Contributing factor: As a consequence of having had alcoholic drinks and insufficient sleep the night before the, the pilot was not considered to be in a satisfactory mental and physical condition to undertake the flight. For the same reason, the co-pilot should not have been allowed to start on the flight in question."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» Douglas DC-3 Production List (Issue no. 28)


Fotos

photo of Douglas-C-47A-OH-LCC
accident date: 03-01-1961
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: OH-LCC
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kokkola/Pietarsaari-Kruunupyy Airport to Vaasa Airport as the crow flies is 101 km (63 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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