Accident Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3C) OH-LCC, Tuesday 3 January 1961
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Date:Tuesday 3 January 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3C)
Owner/operator:Aero OY
Registration: OH-LCC
MSN: 25511/14066
Year of manufacture:1944
Total airframe hrs:24349 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Koivulahti -   Finland
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kokkola/Pietarsaari-Kruunupyy Airport (KOK/EFKK)
Destination airport:Vaasa Airport (VAA/EFVA)
Investigating agency: CoI Finland
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The DC-3 crashed in the woods in the village of Koivulahti, some 10,5 km from the Vaasa runway.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The probable cause of the accident was the wrong execution of a left turn at low altitude at night, as a result of which the aircraft stalled, lost its manoeuvrability and went into a spin. Contributing factor: As a consequence of having had alcoholic drinks and insufficient sleep the night before the, the pilot was not considered to be in a satisfactory mental and physical condition to undertake the flight. For the same reason, the co-pilot should not have been allowed to start on the flight in question."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CoI Finland
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Douglas DC-3 Production List (Issue no. 28)


  • 22nd worst accident in 1961
  • 121st worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 68th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Alma Media Suomi; Koivulahti; January 1961; (publicdomain)

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