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Accident
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 26 februari 1941
Tijd:23:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DST-318A (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Eastern Air Lines
Registratie: NC28394
Constructienummer: 3250
Bouwjaar: 1940
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 13
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 16
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:N of Jonesboro, GA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Washington-Hoover Field, DC, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Atlanta-Candler Field, GA (ATL/KATL), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:Trip 21
Beschrijving:
Crashed into a hill in pine woods while trying to make an instrument landing approach in rain and fog due to altimeter misread. The aircraft found next day at 6:30 CT. Passenger Edward Vernon "Eddy" Rickenbacker (50) survived. Congressman William D. Byron (45) died.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the captain in charge of the flight to exercise the proper degree of care by not checking his altimeters to determine whether both were correctly set and properly functioning before commencing his landing approach. A substantial contributing factor was the absence of an established uniform cockpit procedure on Eastern Air Lines by which both the captain and the pilot are required to make a complete check of the controls and instruments during landing operations."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CAB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 107 days (4 months)
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Washington-Hoover Field, DC en Atlanta-Candler Field, GA bedraagt 874 km (546 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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