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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 25 März 1937
Zeit:18:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-112
Fluggesellschaft:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Kennzeichen: NC13730
Werknummer: 1256
Baujahr: 1934
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Clifton, PA (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Camden Central Airport, NJ, USA
Flug nach:Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA (AGC/KAGC), USA
Flugnummer: 15A
Unfallbericht:
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.



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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).

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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