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Last updated: 20 October 2019
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 6 February 1977
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operator:Grand Canyon Airlines
Registration: N76GC
C/n / msn: 5-AT-11
First flight: 1928-12-10 (48 years 2 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), United States of America
Destination airport:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), United States of America
Narrative:
The Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor swerved into a ditch following an aborted takeoff from Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, Nevada, USA.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - failed to maintain directional control
FACTOR(S)
pilot in command - improper operation of powerplant & powerplant controls
airframe - landing gear: braking system (normal system)
miscellaneous acts,conditions - pressure too low

Classification:
Brake problem
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


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