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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 19 Dezember 1936
Zeit:20:47
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-112
Betrieben durch:Eastern Air Lines
Gemietet von :North American Aviation
Kennzeichen: NC13732
Werknummer: 1258
Baujahr: 1934
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:6,5 km (4.1 Meilen) NE of Milford, PA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Charleston Municipal Airport, SC (CHS/KCHS), USA
Flug nach:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), USA
Unfallbericht:
Crashed into trees in bad weather at night on wooded hillside 60 miles (97 km) from its destination Newark.

Probable Cause:

Causes:
Error on the part of the pilot for attempting to go down under the overcast without first definitely proving his position.
Improper dispatching for clearing the flight into an area of predicted bad weather, particularly when the area cleared through did not permit a safe return, and
Static conditions encountered which rendered reception of the radio range signales over the airplane's range receivers unintelligible.



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Distance from Charleston Municipal Airport, SC to Newark Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 1005 km (628 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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