Accident
Last updated: 19 April 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 7 septiembre 1945
Hora:02:13
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-201G
Operador:Eastern Air Lines
Registración: NC33631
Numéro de série: 4137
Año de Construcción: 1941
Horas Totales de la Célula:17532
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-G-202A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 19 / Ocupantes: 19
Total:Fatalidades: 22 / Ocupantes: 22
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:10 km (6.3 milles) ENE of Florence, SC (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Savannah International Airport, GA (SAV/KSAV), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU/KRDU), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 42
Descripción:
The aircraft had departed Savannah at 00:41 for a flight to Raleigh. Weather at Raleigh was below minima, so the crew were re-cleared for Washington. No acknowledgement of the message was received. At 02:05, a radio transmission from Flight 42 was intercepted in which it was indicated that the pilot intended to return to Florence and that he desired clearance to land at Florence Army Air Field. It was found out that a fire in the rear had forced the crew to divert. Because of the fire, the passengers moved to the front of the plane. The right elevator caught fire as well, rendering longitudinal control very difficult and probably made the collision with the first of the trees unavoidable. The aircraft crashed in a swampy, wooded area.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Fire of undetermined genesis in the rear cargo compartment or lavatory which resulted in the inability of the pilot to maintain altitude long enough to effect a landing."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 2970-45


Fotos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Savannah International Airport, GA to Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC as the crow flies is 470 km (293 miles).

languages: English Français Nederlands Deutsch Espanol

Share
Share

Douglas DC-3

  • 1143rd loss
  • ca 13.000 built
  • 21st worst accident (a la hora)
  • 155th worst accident (actualmente)
safety profile

 Estados Unidos de América
  • 9th worst accident (a la hora)
  • 155th worst accident (actualmente)
»safety profile