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Last updated: 17 July 2019
Status:Final
Date:Friday 28 November 1980
Time:21:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7B
Operator:Central Air Services
Registration: N816D
C/n / msn: 45085/714
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Pecos City Airport, TX (PEQ) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Pecos City Airport, TX (PEQ/KPEQ), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The DC-7 entered a steep 90 left bank after takeoff, descended fast, crashed and caught fire. The no. 2 prop was feathered.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
powerplant - miscellaneous: powerplant failure for undetermined reasons
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine

Sources:
» NTSB


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