ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-3S N541S Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV (BLF)
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Date:Wednesday 12 April 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3S
Operator:US Steel Co.
Registration: N541S
MSN: 43192
First flight: 1936
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV (BLF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Pittsburgh (unknown airport), PA, United States of America
Destination airport:Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV (BLF/KBLF), United States of America
A Douglas DC-3, registered N541S, was damaged beyond repair in a runway excursion accident upon landing at Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV (BLF).
The airplane carried the vice president of U.S. Steel Corp. on a flight from Pittsburgh, PA. The DC-3 slid off the runway and went over an embankment.

Runway excursion

» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Apr 13, 1961


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