Narrative:The DC-3 struck the Mississippi River in an angle of descent of about 20 degrees with the right wing slightly low.
|Date:||Thursday 10 February 1944|
|C/n / msn:|| 2166|
|First flight:|| 1939|
|Total airframe hrs:||12446|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21|
|Total:||Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||29 km (18.1 mls) SW of Memphis Airport, TN (United States of America)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Little Rock National Airport, AR (LIT/KLIT), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), United States of America|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board is unable to determine the probable cause of this accident upon the available evidence which has been collected in the present investigation. Search for further information will continue and in the event that additional significant evidence is obtained a supplemental report will be issued."
» CAB File No. 523-44
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
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Distance from Little Rock National Airport, AR to Memphis Municipal Airport, TN as the crow flies is 207 km (129 miles).