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Last updated: 20 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 23 febrero 1945
Hora:02:25
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-277
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: NC18142
Numéro de série: 2138
Año de Construcción: 1939
Horas Totales de la Célula:17296
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-G102
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 19
Total:Fatalidades: 17 / Ocupantes: 22
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:9 km (5.6 milles) SW of Rural Retreat, VA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Washington-National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Número de Vuelo: 9
Descripción:
American Airlines Flight 3 en route from New York to Los Angeles departed at 21:39 on February 22, 1945. Departure from Washington had been at 00:11 on February 23. The last radio message from the flight was at 02:05 at 4,000 feet over Pulaski, Virginia. The DC-3 continued, passing through rain and clouds and encountering considerable turbulence. The airplane flew over mountainous terrain and struck the wooded summit of Glade Mountain at approx 3910 feet amsl.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to properly plan the flight and remain at a safe instrument altitude under existing conditions. A contributing cause of the accident was the company's laxity in dispatching and supervising the flight."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 875-45


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