Accident Douglas DC-3-277C N73KW, Saturday 15 January 1977
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Date:Saturday 15 January 1977
Time:14:11
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3-277C
Owner/operator:Air Sunshine
Registration: N73KW
MSN: 2252
Year of manufacture:1940
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA)
Destination airport:Key West International Airport, FL (EYW/KEYW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The no. 1 engine failed shortly after taking off from runway 27L. The pilot attempted to land on runway 09R, but lost control and crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
powerplant - engine structure: cylinder assembly
miscellaneous acts,conditions - disconnected
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
pilot in command - delayed action in aborting takeoff
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
FACTORS:
weather - low ceiling
weather - rain
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine
weather briefing - briefing received-method unknown
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA77FA025
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB

Location

Images:


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Miami International Airport, FL (MIA); April 1976

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