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Accident
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 16 enero 1983
Hora:03:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operador:Unknown
Registración: TG-SAB
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Bay City, TX (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Ilegal
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
While airdropping bales of marijuana at low altitude over a beach, a propeller struck the beach causing it to be torn off. The aircraft then continued about 600 feet and landed gear up on the beach. The crew (presumably 2 persons) unsuccessfully attempted to set the aircraft on fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
Altitude .. misjudged .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
Low pass .. performed .. pilot in command
Light condition .. dark night
Propeller system/accessories .. separation
Wheels up landing .. performed .. pilot in command

Fuentes:
» NTSB id. FTW83LA093


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