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Last updated: 9 December 2019
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 31 januari 1994
Tijd:11:29
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Miami Valley Aviation
Registratie: N907Z
Constructienummer: 12300
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:16564
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Anderson Municipal Airport, IN (AID) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Anderson Municipal Airport, IN (AID/KAID), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Flint-Bishop Airport, MI (FNT/KFNT), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
A Douglas DC 3C, N907Z, operated as an air taxi cargo, slid off the snow/ice covered runway and struck VASI lights during an attempted takeoff at Anderson, Indiana. The airplane sustained substantial damage.
The flight crew prearranged the division of duties for the departure. The copilot was to handle the flight controls and perform the takeoff, while the captain (PIC) monitored flight and engine instruments/systems. The PIC reported the airplane began to drift to the right as the takeoff ground roll began. The copilot applied left rudder to compensate, and the airplane drifted back to the left. The captain stated he "took control and added right rudder, cut power on the right engine and added power to the left engine in an attempt to keep the airplane from going off the runway. The airplane corrected back to the right, but due to the lack of traction...snow...continued to drift left."
The airplane departed the left side of the runway, then veered back to the right. As the airplane moved toward the runway, the rear fuselage struck a VASI light. The airplane came to a stop on the runway. The local weather observation reported sky partially obscured, 2,000 foot overcast, 2.5 miles visibility in light snow and fog, with winds out of 340 degrees at 7 knots. Postaccident investigation revealed no evidence of preimpact mechanical malfunction.

Probable Cause:

The pilot in command's inadequate remedial action after a loss of directional control during the takeoff ground roll. Related factors are the copilot's failure to maintain directional control, and the snow covered, icy runway.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Accident number: CHI94LA074
Download report: Summary report

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Anderson Municipal Airport, IN en Flint-Bishop Airport, MI bedraagt 351 km (220 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks 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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