Accident Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3) N99H, Friday 19 February 1971
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Date:Friday 19 February 1971
Time:09:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:E.W. Brown
Registration: N99H
MSN: 32588/15840
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Houston, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Houston (unknown airport), TX
Destination airport:Houston (unknown airport), TX
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The right main gear brake dragged on takeoff, forcing the pilot to make an intentional ground loop to avoid trees. The plane sustained irreparable damage. The braking assembly had been changed and adjusted two days prior to the accident.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
airframe - landing gear: braking system (normal system)
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper clearance-tolerance
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
pilot in command - delayed action in aborting takeoff
miscellaneous - evasive maneuver to avoid collision
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional ground-water-loop-swerve

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW71AF049
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB

Revision history:

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