Accident
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 5 enero 1947
Hora:22:08
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-208A
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: NC21746
Numéro de série: 2104
Año de Construcción: 1939
Horas Totales de la Célula:25547
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-G102
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 13
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Jones Beach, NY (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Desconocido (UNK)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Baltimore Airport, MD, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Washington-National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 203
Descripción:
Arriving near Washington, the aircraft had to hold because of 2 emergencies. "Flagship San Antonio" then continued to Baltimore and held there for 75mins. also because of some emergencies of other flights. The crew decided to try Philadelphia instead. They were not able to use the Philadelphia radio dang however due to static interference. The flight continued north-eastward with weather conditions worsening. With 30 minutes of fuel left an emergency landing was decided upon. A belly landing was carried out on a beach. The aircraft was salvaged and sold as scrap.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The inability of the pilot to land at a prepared landing area due to the loss of radio navigational reference resulting from severe static interference. A contributing factor was the saturation of navigational facilities in the New York-Washington area due to the existence of a large number of emergencies which prevented an early landing. A further contributing factor was the failure of the company and the United States Weather Bureau to forecast adequately the high level conditions affecting this area due to insufficient number of radiosonde stations in the northeastern states."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 1-0003-47


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