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Last updated: 18 September 2020
Datum:vrijdag 1 augustus 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:J. Rule
Registratie: N45864
Constructienummer: 9304
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:New Smyrna Beach, FL (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, FL (KEVB), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Aruba-Reina Beatrix Airport (AUA/TNCA), Aruba
The DC-3 lost directional control on takeoff, struck a tree and caught fire. The pilot didn't have a type certificate and had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0,15% and attempted a flight without a co-pilot.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - failed to maintain directional control
pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
pilot in command - physical impairment
miscellaneous acts,conditions - alcoholic impairment of efficiency and judgment
miscellaneous - unqualified person operated aircraft



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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 New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, FL en Aruba-Reina Beatrix Airport bedraagt 2147 km (1342 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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