NTSB Identification: FTW86FA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32256.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, April 05, 1986 in EL PASO, TX
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-3C, registration: N25CE
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS LEVELING OFF FROM CLIMB WHEN HE EXPERIENCED A PROP RUNAWAY. HE OBSERVED OIL STREAMING FROM THE LEFT ENGINE, BUT COULD NOT FEATHER. UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE WITH A WINDMILLING PROP, HE PERFORMED A GEAR UP EMERGENCY LANDING IN THE DESERT. TEARDOWNS WERE PERFORMED, BUT THE EVIDENCE HAD BEEN TAMPERED WITH. THE ORIGIN OF THE MALFUNCTION WAS NOT DISCOVERED. THE OPERATOR SUBSEQUENTLY SURRENDERED HIS PART 121 CERTIFICATE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,GOVERNOR..LEAK

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,FEATHERING SYSTEM..INOPERATIVE

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLUID,OIL..LEAK

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

MAINTENANCE,MAJOR REPAIR..IMPROPER..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL



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