Flugunfall 09 DEC 1996 einer Douglas C-47A-1-DL (DC-3) N75142 - Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field), ID (BOI)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Montag 9 Dezember 1996
Zeit:18:03 MST
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DL (DC-3)
Betrieben durch:Emery Worldwide
Gemietet von :Desert Air Transport
Kennzeichen: N75142
Werknummer: 9173
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field), ID (BOI) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Boise Air Terminal, ID (BOI/KBOI), USA
Flug nach:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), USA
Shortly after takeoff from runway 10L the crew reported they had the right engine on fire. They tried to return to runway 28L or R. The aircraft crashed right wing low, cartwheeled and burst into flames 0,5 mile short of the runway. Weather at the time included 9°C and winds of 110deg/10 knots winds.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A fire within the right engine compartment of undetermined cause and the pilot-in-command's failure to maintain airspeed above the aircraft's minimum control speed. A factor contributing to the accident was the dark night environmental conditions"

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: SEA97FA034
Download report: Summary report


photo of Douglas-C-47A-N75142
accident date: 09-12-1996
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: N75142

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Boise Air Terminal, ID to Salt Lake City International Airport, UT as the crow flies is 463 km (289 miles).

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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