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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 13 July 1979
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-313
Operator:M.J. Supply Inc.
Registration: N21782
C/n / msn: 2170
First flight: 1939
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Belle Glade, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Saint Louis (unknown airport), MO, United States of America
Destination airport:Boca Raton Public Airport, FL (BCT/KBCT), United States of America
Narrative:
A DC-3, registration N21782, was damaged beyond repair in a forced landing accident near Belle Glade, Florida.
The airplane was being ferried from Saint Louis to Boca Raton when it ran out of fuel. When both engines flames out, a forced landing was carried out on a field with high vegetation. The DC-3 nosed down.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - mismanagement of fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - miscalculated fuel consumption
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel exhaustion
FACTORS:
powerplant - powerplant-instruments: fuel quantity gauge
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper alignment/adjustment
terrain - high vegetation

Classification:
All engine powerloss
Fuel starvation
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» NTSB


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