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Last updated: 9 March 2021
Datum:vrijdag 28 november 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Central Air Services
Registratie: N816D
Constructienummer: 45085/714
Bouwjaar: 1956
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Pecos City Airport, TX (PEQ) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Pecos City Airport, TX (PEQ/KPEQ), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
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:

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



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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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