Accident Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3) N95C, Sunday 6 June 1982
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Date:Sunday 6 June 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Fromhagen Aviation
Registration: N95C
MSN: 20139
Year of manufacture:1944
Total airframe hrs:15033 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:St. Petersburg International Airport, FL (PIE) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:St. Petersburg International Airport, FL (PIE/KPIE)
Destination airport:St. Petersburg International Airport, FL (PIE/KPIE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After a local maintenance flight the crew returned to St. Petersburg to practice full stop landings. Shortly after becoming airborne during the second takeoff, the right engine suffered a power loss. The DC-3 climbed to about 50 feet agl, veered right and crashed east of runway 35. The captain had 5 hours as pilot in command of DC-3 airplanes during the last 5 months with 1 hour and 2 takeoff & landings over the last 90 days. This was the first flight in a DC-3 for the co-pilot with no record of any training in the DC-3.

reason for occurrence undetermined
procedures/directives .. not followed .. pilot in command
emergency procedure .. improper .. pilot in command
inadequate recurrent training .. pilot in command
lack of recent experience in type of aircraft .. pilot in command
maintenance .. inadequate .. other maintenance personnel
fuel system,selector/valve .. Inadequate

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA82FA128
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report





photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; St. Petersburg International Airport, FL (PIE); December 1981

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