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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 18 enero 1946
Hora:11:03
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-201E
Operador:Eastern Air Lines
Registración: NC19970
Numéro de série: 3254
Año de Construcción: 1940
Horas Totales de la Célula:22028
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 14
Total:Fatalidades: 17 / Ocupantes: 17
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Cheshire, CT (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Boston Commonwealth Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:EA105
Descripción:
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."

Fuentes:
» 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).

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Douglas DC-3

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