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Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 25 marzo 1937
Hora:18:40
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-112
Operador:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registración: NC13730
Numéro de série: 1256
Año de Construcción: 1934
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Total:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Clifton, PA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Camden Central Airport, NJ, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA (AGC/KAGC), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 15A
Descripción:
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).

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