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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Friday 4 April 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Operator:International Air Freight
Registration: NC52710
C/n / msn: 19095
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA/KLNA), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The no. 2 engine failed on takeoff just before the crew could raise the landing gear. The pilot failed to feather the propeller. The DC-3 had insufficient airspeed and headed for an obstruction. The pilot then cut both engines and ditched the plane in a lake.

Classification:
Ditching

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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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