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Last updated: 27 July 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 14 julio 1981
Hora:17:39
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas SC-54G (DC-4)
Operador:Aero Union
Registración: N3373F
Numéro de série: 36061
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:6 km (3.8 milles) S of Kenai Airport, AK (ENA) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kenai Airport, AK (ENA/PAEN), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:King Salmon Airport, AK (AKN/PAKN), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
While flying at 2000 feet, a catastrophic failure of the no. 2 cylinder caused a no. 1 engine fire. A massive fire of the outboard part of the left wing led to the separation of this part while returning to the airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
powerplant - engine structure: cylinder assembly
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
powerplant - propeller and accessories: other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fire in engine
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fire in wing
miscellaneous acts,conditions - separation in flight
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine

Fuentes:
» NTSB


Fotos

photo of Douglas-SC-54G-N3373F
accident date: 14-07-1981
type: Douglas SC-54G
registration: N3373F
photo of Douglas-SC-54G-N3373F
accident date: 14-07-1981
type: Douglas SC-54G
registration: N3373F
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kenai Airport, AK to King Salmon Airport, AK as the crow flies is 367 km (229 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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