Accident Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3) N200,
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Date:Friday 21 April 1961
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: N200
MSN: 20400
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Mustang, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Oklahoma City (unknown airport), OK
Destination airport:Oklahoma City (unknown airport), OK
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The DC-3 took off for a training flight for two pilots to become instructors in the FAA DC-3 type rating course. During this flight a Vmc demonstration was to be performed at low altitude in the Canadian River area. Two and a half hours after takeoff the aircraft was seen flying at 200-500 feet altitude in the Canadian River area. The DC-3 lost control and crashed in a near vertical descent.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Pilot failed to maintain flying speed during Vmc demonstration manoeuvre. 2) The conduct of Vmc demonstration at an excessively low altitude ."


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