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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 24 June 1981
Time:08:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-209A
Operator:Nathaniel Hawthorne College
Registration: N18949
C/n / msn: 2013
First flight: 1937
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:West Deering, NH (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Hawthorne-Feather Airpark, NH, United States of America
Destination airport:Melbourne International Airport, FL (MLB/KMLB), United States of America
Narrative:
Control was lost shortly after lift-off. The aircraft crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed"

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Hawthorne-Feather Airpark, NH to Melbourne International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1827 km (1142 miles).

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