Accident Douglas DC-3C N37AP, Sunday 23 March 1986
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Date:Sunday 23 March 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3C
Owner/operator:Atorie Air
Registration: N37AP
MSN: 4430
Year of manufacture:1942
Total airframe hrs:13201 hours
Engine model:P&W R-1830-90D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Steins, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX)
Destination airport:El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP/KELP)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While en route between Phoenix and El Paso, the left engine of the C-47 lost partial power as a result of a cracked cylinder. The crew stated the left engine was shut down and additional power was applied to the right engine to compensate for the increasing rate of descent. Shortly afterwards the right engine started running rough and a forced landing was made.

Probable cause:
engine assembly,cylinder..cracked
aircraft performance,two or more engines..inoperative
Contributing Factors:
precautionary landing..performed..pilot in command



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