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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 28 Juli 1943
Zeit:22:43
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-178
Fluggesellschaft:American Airlines
Kennzeichen: NC16014
Werknummer: 1552
Baujahr: 1936
Betriebsstunden:17991
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-G102
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 22
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,6 km (1 Meilen) W of Trammel, KY (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Louisville-Bowman Field, KY (LOU/KLOU), USA
Flug nach:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), USA
Flugnummer:AA63
Unfallbericht:
Flight 63 originated at and left Cleveland about 17:42.The flight was cleared to Memphis with intermediate stops scheduled at Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Louisville and Nashville. The DC-3, named "Flagship Ohio", arrived at Louisville at 21:42. It was refueled and cleared to take off at 21:54 to fly at 2500 feet to Smiths Grove, Kentucky at 2500 feet and continue to Nashville at 2000 feet with estimated time of arrival at Nashville of 22:54. Near Smiths Grove, in an area with rolling terrain, varying in altitude from 695 to 720 feet above sea level, the plane descended until it contacted trees. The airplane continued through another small clump of trees, then across an open field and stopped in an upright position among several larger trees, about 1000 feet beyond the point of first impact.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of control of the aircraft due to unusually severe turbulence and violent downdraft caused by a thunderstorm of unknown and unpredictable intensity."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CAB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 269 days (9 months)
Accident number: File No. 3525-43
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» CAB File No. 3525-43


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Distance from Louisville-Bowman Field, KY to Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN as the crow flies is 249 km (156 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 284th loss
  • 90th Fataler Unfall
  • 7th worst accident (Zu diesem Zeitpunkt)
  • 223rd worst accident (Momentan)
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