Accident Douglas C-47A-60-DL (DC-3) N25, Thursday 11 March 1971
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Date:Thursday 11 March 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-60-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Federal Aviation Agency - FAA
Registration: N25
MSN: 10243
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Lubbock Airport, TX (LBB) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Lubbock International Airport, TX (LBB/KLBB)
Destination airport:Lubbock International Airport, TX (LBB/KLBB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The C-47 airplane was damaged beyond repair in a takeoff accident at Lubbock Airport, Texas (LBB). Directional control was lost on takeoff. The aircraft ran off the runway and the gear was raised to stop the plane.

pilot in command - failed to maintain directional control
pilot in command - improper level off
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional wheels-up

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW71AF060
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report



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