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Last updated: 9 April 2020
Fecha:martes 28 julio 1987
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Operador:La Mesa Leasing Inc.
Registración: N39DT
Numéro de série: 4871
Año de Construcción: 1942
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Ciudad Camargo Airport, México
The left engine failed during initial climb immediately after lift-off. Airspeed could not be maintained a.o. because the aircraft was loaded to 3,809 pounds above its maximum allowable takeoff gross weight. An emergency landing was attempted but directional control was lost and the aircraft stalled/mushed and collided with the terrain alongside the runway.

Probable Cause:

Preflight planning/preparation .. inadequate .. pilot in command
1 engine .. failure,total
Aircraft weight and balance .. exceeded .. pilot in command
Airspeed(Vs) .. not possible .. pilot in command
Stall/mush .. inadvertent .. pilot in command
Landing gear,main gear .. overload
Landing gear,main gear .. failure,total

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: FTW87LA180
Download report: Summary report


photo of Douglas-C-53-N26H
accident date: 28-07-1987
type: Douglas C-53 (DC-3)
registration: N26H
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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