NTSB Identification: FTW64A0031
14 CFR Part 121 Nonscheduled operation of AMERICAN FLYERS AIRLINES CORP
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-3A, registration: N33656

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0059  63/9/29    SHREVEPORT,LA       DOUGLAS DC-3A       CR-  0  0  3  NS/CTR REVENUE PASSG DOM  AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 0105                    N33656              PX-  0  0 28                            UNK/NR, 5685 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            3345 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - ARKSDALE AFB
        OPERATOR - AMERICAN FLYERS AIRLINE CORP.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
           WHEELS-UP                                                LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES: ELEVATOR ASSEMBLY,ATTACHMENTS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - GUST LOCKS ENGAGED
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - CHECKLIST-FAILED TO USE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING ON AIRPORT/SEAPLANE BASE/HELIPT.
                                  PITCH CONTROL PROBLEM
                                  SUSPECTED OR KNOWN AIRCRAFT DAMAGE
        REMARKS- T/O WITH ELEVATOR CONTROL LOCKED.ATTEMPT LDG AT SELMAN FLD,GR DOWN,UNSUCCESSFUL.INTNTL GR UP LDG.

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