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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 9 Juli 1978
Zeit:14:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Unknown
Kennzeichen: N45873
Werknummer: 12458
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 40
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 42
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Richmond Municipal Airport, IN (RID) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Fallschirm
Flug von:Richmond Municipal Airport, IN (RID/KRID), USA
Flug nach:Richmond Municipal Airport, IN (RID/KRID), USA
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 carrying 40 skydivers, was taking off from runway 23 when the pilot experienced problems with the forward movement of the control column. The aircraft left the runway in a nose high attitude, at about 55 mph, veered left and slid into a corn field in an upright position. The elevator swage fitting was binding on bulkhead raceway station 63.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
systems - flight control systems: elevator and elevator tab control system
miscellaneous acts,conditions - jammed

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