Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 15 octobre 1943
Heure:23:17
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-178
Compagnie:American Airlines
Immatriculation: NC16008
Numéro de série: 1588
Année de Fabrication: 1936
Heures de vol:17774
Moteurs: 2 Wright R-1820-G102
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 8 / à bord: 8
Total:victimes: 11 / à bord: 11
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Centerville, TN (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 63
Détails:
Flight 63 originated at Cleveland at 17:56, 17 minutes later than the scheduled departure. Intermediate stops were made at Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, and at Louisville. Accumulated delay at the time of departure from Nashville amounted to one hour and 38 minutes. The DC-3, named "Flagship Missouri", climbed to 6000 feet and the pilot reported cruising at this level at 22:59. At 23:06 the flight called Nashville and requested permission to climb to 8000 feet, which was approved. However altitude was lost until the DC-3 descended into the thickly wooded southern slope of a hill which rose to a height of about 75 feet.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inability of the aircraft to gain or maintain altitude due to carburetor ice or propeller ice or wing ice of some combination of these icing conditions while over terrain and in weather unsuitable for an emergency landing. CONTRIBUTING FACTOR: Weather conditions which, had their nature been anticipated, should have precluded the dispatch of the flight in an aircraft no equipped with wind or propeller deicing equipment."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 4889-43


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN et Memphis Municipal Airport, TN est de 319 km (200 miles).

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