Airplane Crash - Long Beach, Mississippi 06/27/1966

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Long Beach, Mississippi


Date06/27/1966
Time11:15
LocationLong Beach, Mississippi
OperatorMcCoy Flying Service - Taxi
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN17337
Cn/In1962
Aboard12
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryThe crew attempted a return to the airport after the No.2 engine failed on climb out. The pilot-in-command failed to maintain flying speed and the aircraft stalled and crashed. No.3 piston failed due to oil starvation resulting from inadequate maintenance and inspection. Improper in-flight decisions or planning. Poor crew coordination. Improper emergency procedures.

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