Narrative:C-47 Dakota N64490 had been parked at Athol for 11 months and was to perform a first test flight following inspection. After take-off from runway 21, one of the engines failed. This caused the DC-3 to bank to the left and crash into trees approx. 800m past the end of the runway. The reason for the engine failure is unknown, but the pilot should have aborted the take-off.
|Date:||11 APR 1980|
|C/n / msn:|| 13915/25360|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||0,8 km (0.5 mls) from Athol-Silverwood Airport, ID (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Athol-Silverwood Airport, ID, United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Athol-Silverwood Airport, ID, United States of America|
powerplant - miscellaneous: powerplant failure for undetermined reasons
pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
partial power loss - unknown/not reported
complete power loss - unknown/not reported
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