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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 11 March 1971
Time:14:27
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
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lubbock Airport, TX (LBB) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Lubbock International Airport, TX (LBB/KLBB), United States of America
Destination airport:Lubbock International Airport, TX (LBB/KLBB), United States of America
Narrative:
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:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
pilot in command - failed to maintain directional control
pilot in command - improper level off
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
FACTOR:
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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