Accident Douglas DC-3-313D N157U, Saturday 4 May 1985
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Date:Saturday 4 May 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3-313D
Owner/operator:Perris Valley Paracenter
Registration: N157U
MSN: 4132
Year of manufacture:1941
Total airframe hrs:42950 hours
Engine model:Wright R-1820-GC
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Perris, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Perris Valley Airport, CA
Destination airport:Perris Valley Airport, CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On takeoff the no. 1 propeller lost a blade, causing the engine to be torn from its mounts. The takeoff was rejected. The left engine propeller had lost one blade which was found several days later 3000 feet west of the wreckage. There was no evidence found to substantiate compliance with a mandatory airworthiness directive on the propeller blade.

Probable causes:
propeller system/accessories,blade..failure,total
propeller system/accessories,blade..separation
Contributing Factors:
maintenance,compliance with AD..not maintenance personnel

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX85FA240
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


NTSB id LAX85FA240

Revision history:

08-Apr-2024 18:51 ASN Updated [Accident report]

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