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Last updated: 11 July 2020
Datum:zaterdag 11 augustus 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3C)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aviation Enterprises
Registratie: N70003
Constructienummer: 12938
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:11247
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-94
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Memphis, TN (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Verenigde Staten
Shortly after takeoff engine problems forced the crew to feather the no. 1 engine. While flying at approx. 100-150 feet some utility poles were hit. The DC-3 then crashed through the roof of a warehouse, killing all 3 on board. The no. 1 engine problems were caused by a missing spark plug in the no.14 cylinder.

Probable Cause:

Ignition system, spark plug .. loose
Light condition .. dark night
Maintenance .. improper .. company maintenance personnel
Object .. utility pole
Object .. building(nonresidential)
Ignition system, spark plug .. separation"

» NTSB id ATL84F51


photo of Douglas-C-47A-N70003
accident date: 11-08-1984
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: N70003

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Memphis International Airport, TN en Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL bedraagt 787 km (492 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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