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Last updated: 25 May 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 31 Oktober 1983
Zeit:20:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Fluggesellschaft:FBN Flying Service
Kennzeichen: N44896
Werknummer: 9665
Baujahr: 1943
Betriebsstunden:40694
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD), USA
Flug nach:McAllen-Miller International Airport, TX (MFE/KMFE), USA
Unfallbericht:
Magneto problems caused a delay in departure and the pilot decided to fly to McAllen for further repairs.
Takeoff was aborted immediately when a fire was discovered in the cargo/cabin area.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Fuselage fire - Reason for occurrence undetermined."

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB Identification: FTW84FA038


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Distance from Laredo International Airport, TX to McAllen-Miller International Airport, TX as the crow flies is 193 km (121 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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