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Last updated: 22 June 2021
Datum:Sonntag 23 März 1986
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Fluggesellschaft:Atorie Air
Kennzeichen: N37AP
Werknummer: 4430
Baujahr: 1942
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Steins, NM (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), USA
Flug nach:El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP/KELP), USA
While en route between Phoenix and El Paso, the left engine of the C-47 lost partial power as a result of a cracked cylinder. The crew stated the left engine was shut down and additional power was applied to the right engine to compensate for the increasing rate of descent. Shortly afterwards the right engine started running rough and a forced landing was made.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause:
engine assembly,cylinder..cracked
aircraft performance,two or more engines..inoperative
Contributing Factors:
precautionary landing..performed..pilot in command



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Distance from Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ to El Paso International Airport, TX as the crow flies is 554 km (346 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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