Accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) N14273, Sunday 14 February 1971
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Date:Sunday 14 February 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Patterson McCarthy Leasing
Registration: N14273
MSN: 7366
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Shawnee, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Shawnee Municipal Airport, OK (SNL/KSNL)
Destination airport:Shawnee Municipal Airport, OK (SNL/KSNL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Following a runway 35 takeoff for an 8-minute sightseeing flight, the no. 1 engine failed on crosswind leg. The prop was feathered and the remaining engine set to METO power 35 inches with 2350 rpm. When the aircraft lost height and started vibrating, power was set to 40in. and 2450 rpm. The aircraft continued to descent, so a forced landing had to be made. The right wing struck trees and a pond dam.

powerplant - ignition system: spark plug
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly loaded aircraft-weight-and/or c.g.
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW71AF046
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report



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