NTSB Identification: DCA76AZ020
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-6, registration: N901MA

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0015   76/2/8  NR.VAN NUYS,CA        DOUGLAS DC-6        CR-  3  0  2  FERRY                     AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1044                    N901MA              PX-  0  0  1                            38, 10558 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            UNK/NR IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - VAN NUYS
        OPERATOR - MERCER AIRLINES, INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BURBANK,CA                  ONTARIO,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: PROPELLER                       TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           COLLIDED WITH: BUILDING(S)                               LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT (MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL)
           POWERPLANT - PROPELLER AND ACCESSORIES: BLADES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FAILURE OF TWO OR MORE ENGINES
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - HYDRAULIC FAILURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - THRUST-UNABLE TO REVERSE
           WEATHER - RAIN
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST/LOWER SCATTERED                                  10000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     RAIN SHOWERS
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      56
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          130                                                       4
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- FATIGUE,NR1 BLADE,NR3 ENG.BLADE SEVERED FUSELAGE.ABORTED LDG ATMT BUR,UN MAINTAIN FLT.

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