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Accident
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 19 diciembre 1936
Hora:20:47
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-112
Operado por:Eastern Air Lines
Alquilado a :North American Aviation
Registración: NC13732
Numéro de série: 1258
Año de Construcción: 1934
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 8
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 11
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:6,5 km (4.1 milles) NE of Milford, PA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Charleston Municipal Airport, SC (CHS/KCHS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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).

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