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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 16 januari 1983
Tijd:03:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Unknown
Registratie: TG-SAB
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Bay City, TX (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Ilegale Vlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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

Bronnen:
» NTSB id. FTW83LA093


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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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