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Last updated: 17 November 2019
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 28 juillet 1987
Heure:21:02
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Compagnie:La Mesa Leasing Inc.
Immatriculation: N39DT
Numéro de série: 4871
Année de Fabrication: 1942
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Ciudad Camargo Airport, Mexique
Détails:
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:

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
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
Landing gear,main gear .. overload
Landing gear,main gear .. failure,total

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


Photos

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