DC-3 Crash

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    Yeah I saw this on the German news yesterday. I missed the beginning though and I thought it was in Europe. I saw the tail of the DC-3 and it looked just like one that I saw at an airshow last month.
     
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    #8 Pong, Oct 18, 2009
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    Dang. Tragic loss of such a nice ship, but moreso those on board. :salute:
     
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    Very Sad event...:(
     
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    Crap, sad to hear that.
     
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    I got this from the local news just two days ago. Along with the goods the DC-3 was carrying, authorities say the plane was also carrying six drums of aviation fuel, which thankfully didn't explode when the plane crashed. I think the plane was overloaded when it took off, though I have to wait for more news on the investigation on why this bird crashed.
     
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    I got more news. According to CAAP (Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines), the pilot and co-pilot were not qualified to fly the DC-3. And also, upon takeoff, smoke poured out of the left engine and the engine stopped, so this accident was probably caused by mechanical failure and pilot error.

    I'm still waiting for news on the investigation.

    -Arlo
     
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