Accident Douglas DC-3A N211TA, Thursday 21 January 1982
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Date:Thursday 21 January 1982
Time:01:54
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3A
Owner/operator:Tursair
Registration: N211TA
MSN: 6342
Year of manufacture:1942
Total airframe hrs:37721 hours
Engine model:Wright R-1820-202A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Opa-locka Airport, FL (OPF) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Opa-locka Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF)
Destination airport:Opa-locka Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
An instructor and a student were performing touch-and-goes at Opa-locka Airport, Florida when the student pilot suddenly applied power, causing a momentary power interruption of the no. 1 engine. Control was lost and the DC-3 ran off the runway and struck a tree. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
throttle/power control .. improper use of .. dual student
directional control .. not maintained .. dual student
relinquishing of control .. not performed .. dual student
supervision .. inadequate .. pilot in command(CFI)

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA82FA037
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB

Location

Images:


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Opa-Locka Airport, FL (OPF); November 1979

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