Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter N5370G, Wednesday 10 May 1978
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Date:Wednesday 10 May 1978
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Owner/operator:Unknown
Registration: N5370G
MSN: 343
Year of manufacture:1959
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Del Rio, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Del Rio International Airport, TX (DRT/KDRT)
Destination airport:Alamogordo Municipal Airport, NM (ALM/KALM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Lost control and crashed after takeoff because the elevator push-pull tube had broken. The aircraft had been parked in strong winds without the controls being locked.

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
airframe - flight control surfaces: elevator assembly,attachments
miscellaneous acts,conditions - previous damage

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW78FRG39
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB

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