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Last updated: 16 January 2022
Datum:zaterdag 4 mei 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-313D
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Perris Valley Paracenter
Registratie: N157U
Constructienummer: 4132
Bouwjaar: 1941
Aantal vlieguren:42950
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-GC
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 31
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 33
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Perris, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Parachute
Vliegveld van vertrek:Perris Valley Airport, CA, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Perris Valley Airport, CA, Verenigde Staten
On takeoff the no. 1 propeller lost a blade, causing the engine to be torn from its mounts. The takeoff was rejected. The left engine propeller had lost one blade which was found several days later 3000 feet west of the wreckage. There was no evidence found to substantiate compliance with a mandatory airworthiness directive on the propeller blade.

Probable Cause:

Probable causes:
propeller system/accessories,blade..failure,total
propeller system/accessories,blade..separation
Contributing Factors:
maintenance,compliance with AD..not maintenance personnel

» NTSB id LAX85FA240


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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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