NTSB Identification: FTW76AF073
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of TRICON AIRLINE
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-3A, registration: N403D

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1210  76/3/18  NR.DALLAS,TX          DOUGLAS DC-3A       CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 2215                    N403D               PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO            32, 7000 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            1285 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - DALLAS-FORT WORTH
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         DALLAS,TX                    LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           NOSE OVER/DOWN                                           STATIC: IDLING ENGINE(S)
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     RIGHT QUARTERING TAIL WIND 203-247 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           66                                                      180
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           18                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- GUSTS TO 26K BLEW ACFT ONTO NOSE.

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