Accident Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3) N52, Tuesday 9 November 1965
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Date:Tuesday 9 November 1965
Time:19:34
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Federal Aviation Agency - FAA
Registration: N52
MSN: 20419
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Coraopolis, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Pittsburgh-Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT)
Destination airport:Pittsburgh-Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The C-47 aircraft operated on a flight to check the ILS of the Greater Pittsburgh Airport in Pennsylvania, USA. During the flight both engines lost power as a result fuel starvation. The flight crew carried out a forced landing during which the aircraft struck trees.

PROBABLE CAUSES:
powerplant - fuel system: selector valves
pilot in command - mismanagement of fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel starvation
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - failure of two or more engines
miscellaneous acts,conditions - leak/leakage
miscellaneous acts,conditions - inattentive to fuel supply
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on land

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC66A0053
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB

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