Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2009 Issue

February 4, 2009, Mojave, Calif., Douglas DC-3

At about 0850 Pacific time, the airplane veered off the runway and collided with terrain during takeoff. The commercial pilot/flight instructor and the student pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage when it veered to the right and departed the runway during takeoff. The airplane hit a berm, temporarily became airborne and then landed hard.

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