Accident Douglas DC-3A N15569, Monday 29 June 1953
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Date:Monday 29 June 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3A
Owner/operator:Western Air Lines
Registration: N15569
MSN: 4887
Year of manufacture:1942
Total airframe hrs:30793 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Investigating agency: CAB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After completion of major overhaul on the DC-3, a routine test flight was made. The right wing dropped and struck the ground immediately after lifting off runway 25R. The right wing broke off and the aircraft cart wheeled to a stop.
It appeared that the elevator control cables were reversed.

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


ICAO Accident Digest Circular 39-AN/34 (92-94)


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