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Accident description
Last updated: 23 June 2018
Date:Thursday 11 March 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-60-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Federal Aviation Agency - FAA
Registration: N25
C/n / msn: 10243
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lubbock Airport, TX (LBB) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Lubbock International Airport, TX (LBB/KLBB), United States of America
Destination airport:Lubbock International Airport, TX (LBB/KLBB), United States of America
The C-47 airplane was damaged beyond repair in a takeoff accident at Lubbock Airport, Texas (LBB). Directional control was lost on takeoff. The aircraft ran off the runway and the gear was raised to stop the plane.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - failed to maintain directional control
pilot in command - improper level off
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional wheels-up


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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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