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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 18 Januar 1946
Zeit:11:03
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-201E
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: NC19970
Werknummer: 3254
Baujahr: 1940
Betriebsstunden:22028
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 17
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Cheshire, CT (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), USA
Flug nach:Boston Commonwealth Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), USA
Flugnummer:EA105
Unfallbericht:
Just over half an hour after takeoff, a no. 1 engine nacelle fire started and spread, causing the left wing to collapse upward and backward. Control was lost and the aircraft spiralled to the ground. The engine fire was caused by the failure of fuel line of fuel line connection.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was failure of the left wing in flight due to an engine fire caused by failure of a fuel line of fuel line connection."

Informationsquelle:
» CAB File No. 144-46


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Distance from New York-La Guardia Airport, NY to Boston Commonwealth Airport, MA as the crow flies is 295 km (184 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2226th loss
  • 647th Fataler Unfall
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