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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 19 juillet 1995
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3C)
Compagnie:N.F. Stadler
Immatriculation: N54NA
Numéro de série: 19475
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Heures de vol:16700
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Independence, NY (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Elmira Regional Airport, NY (ELM/KELM), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
The airplane departed Bennington July 3 on a ferry flight to El Paso. A ferry permit, valid for 10 days, had been issued for the planned flight as the aircraft was being flown for delivery to Jet Air Express Inc.
The airplane landed in Elmira with a no. 2 engine problem, caused by a broken connecting rod. A new engine was installed and on July 18 the right engine was started and a test flight was made. The following day, a second ferry permit was issued and the airplane departed the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport, about 1040 LT. While cruising at 2,500 feet the no. 2 engine backfired. The propeller couldn't be feathered and the pilot couldn't maintain altitude.
At 11:00 LT the right horizontal stabilizer struck a tree about 25 feet above the ground, and the airplane impacted the ground about 100 feet beyond.
The last annual maintenance inspection was performed in 1989. Except for three maintenance flights conducted in June, 1995, the airplane had not flown for 5 years.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons, and the pilot's shutdown of the wrong engine, which resulted in a forced landing and collision with trees. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 246 days (8 months)
Accident number: NYC95FA167
Download report: Summary report

» Aviation Week & Space Technology 28.8.95(6)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/95 (#66)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Elmira Regional Airport, NY et Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO est de 1518 km (949 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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