Accident
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 15 oktober 1943
Tijd:23:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-178
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Airlines
Registratie: NC16008
Constructienummer: 1588
Bouwjaar: 1936
Aantal vlieguren:17774
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-G102
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Centerville, TN (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 63
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» CAB File No. 4889-43


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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 Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN en Memphis Municipal Airport, TN bedraagt 319 km (200 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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