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Last updated: 21 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 9 novembre 1965
Heure:19:34
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:Federal Aviation Agency - FAA
Immatriculation: N52
Numéro de série: 20419
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Coraopolis, PA (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Surveillance
Aéroport de départ:Pittsburgh-Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Pittsburgh-Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The C-47 aircraft operated on a flight to check the ILS of the Greater Pittsburgh Airport in Pennsylvania, USA. During the flight both engines lost power as a result fuel starvation. The flight crew carried out a forced landing during which the aircraft struck trees.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
powerplant - fuel system: selector valves
pilot in command - mismanagement of fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel starvation
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - failure of two or more engines
miscellaneous acts,conditions - leak/leakage
miscellaneous acts,conditions - inattentive to fuel supply
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on land

Sources:
» NTSB


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