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Last updated: 31 October 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 11 April 1980
Zeit:17:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Clifford A. Hackney Sr.
Kennzeichen: N64490
Werknummer: 25360/13915
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,8 km (0.5 Meilen) von Athol-Silverwood Airport, ID (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Test
Flug von:Athol-Silverwood Airport, ID, USA
Flug nach:Athol-Silverwood Airport, ID, USA
Unfallbericht:
Douglas C-47 N64490 had been parked at Athol for 11 months and was to perform a first test flight following inspection. After takeoff from runway 21, one of the engines failed. This caused the DC-3 to bank to the left and crash into trees approx. 800 m past the end of the runway. The reason for the engine failure is unknown, but the pilot should have aborted the takeoff.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
powerplant - miscellaneous: powerplant failure for undetermined reasons
pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
partial power loss - unknown/not reported
complete power loss - unknown/not reported

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


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photo of Douglas-C-47A-N64490
accident date: 11-04-1980
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: N64490
photo of Douglas-C-47A-N64490
accident date: 11-04-1980
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: N64490
 

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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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