Accident Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3) N54370, Friday 24 March 1967
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Date:Friday 24 March 1967
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Amerine Turkey Breeding Farms
Registration: N54370
MSN: 19220
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Merced-Castle AFB, CA (MER) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Fuel leaking from the APU ignited and set fire to cargo, causing an in-flight fire. An intentional wheels up emergency landing was carried out. The fuel leak resulted from inadequate maintenance and inspection.


PROBABLE CAUSES:
powerplant - fuel system: lines and fittings
miscellaneous acts,conditions - leak/leakage
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts, conditions - fire in cabin,cockpit,baggage compartment
miscellaneous acts, conditions - deteriorated

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: OAK67A0070
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB File 2-0106

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