Accident Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3) N111ST, Wednesday 1 July 1981
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Date:Wednesday 1 July 1981
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United Aircraft Services
Registration: N111ST
MSN: 4661
Year of manufacture:1942
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Pilot Point Airport, AK (PIP) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:Pilot Point Airport, AK (PIP/PAPN)
Destination airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
While taxiing for takeoff, the no. 1 engine nearly quit two times. Shortly after lifting off, the engine failed. The DC-3 cleared cliffs in a shallow left turn. At 300-400 feet the left wing suddenly dropped, the aircraft nosed over and crashed on a mud flat.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
powerplant - miscellaneous: powerplant failure for undetermined reasons
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC81FA074
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 12 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB

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