1985 DC-3 Improper/Poor Maintenance Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Multi-Engine

DC-3 Non-Fatal Perris, CA May 4, 1985

The aircraft’s left engine caught fire during the takeoff roll. The pilot managed to stop the aircraft on the runway and all 31 skydivers and the two member crew evacuated without injury. The left engine propeller had lost one blade which was found several days later 3000 feet west of the wreckage. There was no evidence found to substantiate compliance with a mandatory airworthiness directive on the propeller blade.

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