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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 18 januari 1989
Tijd:20:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3C)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Air Freight
Registratie: XB-DYP
Constructienummer: 19239
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Torreón Airport (TRC/MMTC), Mexico
Beschrijving:
A possible cargo shift caused the aircraft to enter a stall on climbout following a runway 35L takeoff. The aircraft crashed and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The PIC's disregard for the security of the cargo that permitted its shift during the takeoff roll. This resulted in an aft CG situation and a subsequent stall and loss of aircraft control. A contributing factor in the accident was the mismanagement of the engine power by the crew and the lack of experience of the co-pilot. "

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: FTW89LA041
Download report: Final report

Bronnen:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/90 (#17)
» NTSB


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Laredo International Airport, TX en Torreón Airport bedraagt 447 km (279 miles).

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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