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Last updated: 18 June 2021
Fecha:domingo 23 marzo 1986
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operador:Atorie Air
Registración: N37AP
Numéro de série: 4430
Año de Construcción: 1942
Horas Totales de la Célula:13201
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Steins, NM (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP/KELP), Estados Unidos de América
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).

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