Accident description
Last updated: 2 October 2014
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 30 December 1945
Time:21:13
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-201
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: NC18123
C/n / msn: 1999
First flight: 1937
Total airframe hrs:21348
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), United States of America
Destination airport:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), United States of America
Flightnumber: 14
Narrative:
Eastern Air Lines' Flight 14 attempting to land at La Guardia Field, New York, was unable to stop within the boundary of the airport, crashed through a localizer building located at the end of the runway and came to rest in Flushing Bay.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The decision of the pilot in attempting a landing from an approach which was too high and too fast."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 4983-45


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Distance from Philadelphia International Airport, PA to New York-La Guardia Airport, NY as the crow flies is 153 km (95 miles).

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