Accident Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3) C-GSCA, Monday 9 January 1984
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Date:Monday 9 January 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Skycraft Air Transport
Registration: C-GSCA
MSN: 27190/15745
Year of manufacture:1945
Total airframe hrs:17933 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL)
Destination airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The first two attempts to takeoff were abandoned due to slow aircraft performance. Takeoff was continued on the third attempt, but both engines lost power upon gear retraction. An attempt was made to make an emergency landing on a highway, but the left wing struck a pole. The aircraft crashed through a fence and struck a highway embankment.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Jet-A fuel had been used when refueling the aircraft, instead of 100LL Avgas.


NTSB Identification: MKC84MA060


photo (c) Bryce Rhude; St. Louis-Lambert IAP, MO; 1984

photo (c) Bryce Rhude; St. Louis-Lambert IAP, MO; 1984

photo (c) Alfred Wittwer, via Werner Fischdick; Oshawa Municipal Airport, ON (YOO); July 1975

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