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Last updated: 12 May 2021
Fecha:lunes 22 mayo 1989
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operador:Condor Enterprises Inc.
Registración: N47CE
Numéro de série: 13456
Año de Construcción: 1944
Horas Totales de la Célula:17177
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-7M2-D5
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:8 km (5 milles) de De Kalb Airport, IL (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Aurora/Sugar Grove Airport, IL (AUZ/KARR), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Rockford (unknown airport), IL, Estados Unidos de América
The DC-3 entered a spin after completing a turn at 2200 feet agl, recovered, entered a second spin and crashed. The wreckage was found with the gear and flaps fully extended and the elevator trim set in a full nose up position.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command (pic) failed to provide adequate supervision while training the co-pilot and allowed the aircraft to enter a stall/spin, then did not provide adequate remedial action to properly recover from the spin. Factors related to the accident were: use of excessive elevator trim, the pic's lack of training (in approaches to stalls) and lack of experience in the make/model of aircraft, and the co-pilot's lack of recent experience in the make/model of aircraft."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 2 months
Accident number: CHI89MA095
Download report: Summary report

» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/91 (#15)


photo of Douglas-C-47A-CF-IOC
accident date: 22-05-1989
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: CF-IOC
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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