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Last updated: 17 October 2019
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 6 June 1982
Time:16:54
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Fromhagen Aviation
Registration: N95C
C/n / msn: 20139
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:15033
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. Petersburg International Airport, FL (PIE) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 3 m (10 feet) amsl
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:St. Petersburg International Airport, FL (PIE/KPIE), United States of America
Destination airport:St. Petersburg International Airport, FL (PIE/KPIE), United States of America
Narrative:
After a local maintenance flight the crew returned to St. Petersburg to practice full stop landings. Shortly after becoming airborne during the second takeoff, the right engine suffered a power loss. The DC-3 climbed to about 50 feet agl, veered right and crashed east of runway 35. The captain had 5 hours as pilot in command of DC-3 airplanes during the last 5 months with 1 hour and 2 takeoff & landings over the last 90 days. This was the first flight in a DC-3 for the co-pilot with no record of any training in the DC-3.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
reason for occurrence undetermined
procedures/directives .. not followed .. pilot in command
emergency procedure .. improper .. pilot in command
inadequate recurrent training .. pilot in command
lack of recent experience in type of aircraft .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
maintenance .. inadequate .. other maintenance personnel
fuel system,selector/valve .. Inadequate

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: MIA82FA128
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


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photo of Douglas-C-47A-N95C
accident date: 06-06-1982
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: N95C
 

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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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