AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION DOUGLAS DC-3C, N6 DUBOIS, PENNSYLVANIA MARCH 27, 1975

About 1435 e.d.t., March 27, 1975, a Federal Aviation Administration Douglas DC-3 crashed during takeoff on the DuBois-Jefferson County Airport, DuBois, Pennsylvania. The three cockpit occupants and one passenger were seriously injured. The other seven cabin occupants sustained minor injuries. The aircraft was destroyed. The pilot, inexperienced and unqualified in the DC-3, was making the takeoff with a 7-knot crosswind and with an unlocked tailwheel. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was loss of control at takeoff because of the inexperience of the unqualified pilot making the takeoff and because of the failure of the experienced pilot in the right seat to assume timely control.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Aviation Safety
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1975-6-25

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-75-11
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM