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Last updated: 9 August 2020
Datum:Montag 9 Januar 1984
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Skycraft Air Transport
Kennzeichen: C-GSCA
Werknummer: 27190/15745
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL) (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL), USA
Flug nach:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Kanada
The first two attempts to takeoff were abandoned due to slow aircraft performance. Takeoff was continued on the third attempt, but both engines lost power upon gear retraction. An attempt was made to make an emergency landing on a highway, but the left wing struck a pole. The aircraft crashed through a fence and struck a highway embankment.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Jet-A fuel had been used when refueling the aircraft, instead of 100LL Avgas.

» NTSB Identification: MKC84MA060


photo of Douglas-C-47B-C-GSCA
accident date: 09-01-1984
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: C-GSCA
photo of Douglas-C-47B-C-GSCA
accident date: 09-01-1984
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: C-GSCA
photo of Douglas-C-47B-C-GGJG
accident date: 09-01-1984
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: C-GGJG

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 Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO to Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON as the crow flies is 1043 km (652 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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