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Accident
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 12 Januar 1947
Zeit:01:38
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49-DO (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: NC88872
Werknummer: 3274
Baujahr: 1941
Betriebsstunden:7680
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 19
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Galax, VA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH (CAK/KCAK), USA
Flug nach:Winston-Salem-Smith-Reynolds Airport, NC (INT/KINT), USA
Flugnummer:EA665
Unfallbericht:
Against standard company procedure the flight continued direct to Winston-Salem instead of via the Greensboro range. A let-down was started without definitely establishing the position of the aircraft in relation to the Winston-Salem radio station. The DC-3 flew into the ground in rugged country 63 miles NW of Winston-Salem at an altitude of about 2500 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The action of the pilot in attempting a let-down without having positively determined the position of the aircraft. A contributing factor was the erroneous navigation of the pilot which on at least two occasions led him to believe that he was farther south than he actually was"

Informationsquelle:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 45)
» CAB File No. 1-0005-47


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Distance from Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH to Winston-Salem-Smith-Reynolds Airport, NC as the crow flies is 539 km (337 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

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