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Accident description
Last updated: 17 November 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 25 March 1937
Time:18:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-112
Operator:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registration: NC13730
C/n / msn: 1256
First flight: 1934
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Clifton, PA (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Camden Central Airport, NJ, United States of America
Destination airport:Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA (AGC/KAGC), United States of America
Flightnumber: 15A
Narrative:
Crashed nose first in a small gully near Clifton, 7 miles (11 km) from Pittsburgh due to icing.
The full routing of this flight was: Newark, NJ - Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) - Pittsburgh, PA - Chicago, IL.

Probable Cause:

It is the opinion of the Accident Board that the probable cause of this accident was a heavy accumulation of ice on the airplane wing tips and ailerons which rendered the airplane uncontrollable.

Classification:
Icing
Loss of control

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Distance from Camden Central Airport, NJ to Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA as the crow flies is 412 km (258 miles).

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