Flugunfall 24 MAR 1967 einer Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3) N54370 - Merced-Castle AFB, CA (MER)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Freitag 24 Mrz 1967
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Amerine Turkey Breeding Farms
Kennzeichen: N54370
Werknummer: 19220
Baujahr: 1943
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:Merced-Castle AFB, CA (MER) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:?
Flug nach:?
Fuel leaking from the APU ignited and set fire to cargo, causing an in-flight fire. An intentional wheels up emergency landing was carried out. The fuel leak resulted from inadequate maintenance and inspection.

Probable Cause:

powerplant - fuel system: lines and fittings
miscellaneous acts,conditions - leak/leakage
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
miscellaneous acts, conditions - fire in cabin,cockpit,baggage compartment
miscellaneous acts, conditions - deteriorated

» NTSB File 2-0106


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