Accident Douglas DC-3C TG-SAB, Sunday 16 January 1983
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Date:Sunday 16 January 1983
Time:03:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3C
Owner/operator:Unknown
Registration: TG-SAB
MSN: 18978
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Bay City, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
While airdropping bales of marijuana at low altitude over a beach, a propeller struck the beach causing it to be torn off. The aircraft then continued about 600 feet and landed gear up on the beach. The crew (presumably 2 persons) unsuccessfully attempted to set the aircraft on fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
Altitude .. misjudged .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
Low pass .. performed .. pilot in command
Light condition .. dark night
Propeller system/accessories .. separation
Wheels up landing .. performed .. pilot in command

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW83LA093
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB id. FTW83LA093

Location

Images:


photo (c) Christian Volpati; Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT); 20 February 1980

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