ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B (DC-3) N12907 Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 26 September 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
Operator:Saber Cargo Airlines
Registration: N12907
MSN: 27187/15742
First flight: 1945
Total airframe hrs:17425
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Anderson Airport, SC (AND/KAND), United States of America
Destination airport:Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), United States of America
A Douglas C-47B, registered N12907, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT), North Carolina.
After an approach to runway 5, and touched down at 85 knots, the airplane yawed right, exited the runway, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane nosed over. Examination of the airplane revealed that a right main wheel brake had locked up, and the landing gear had collapsed. Inspection of the right main landing gear assembly and all associated components could not provide any determination as to what caused the main wheel brake to lockup. The brake assembly was broken down into its component parts and inspected. No evidence of malfunction could be detected. No contamination of the hydraulic fluid was evident.

Probable Cause:

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The right main brake locked after touchdown causing the airplane to yaw and depart the runway, resulting in the landing gear collapsing.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 279 days (9 months)
Accident number: MIA00LA270
Download report: Summary report

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Distance from Anderson Airport, SC to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC as the crow flies is 179 km (112 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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