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Accident
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 12 enero 1947
Hora:01:38
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49-DO (DC-3)
Operador:Eastern Air Lines
Registración: NC88872
Numéro de série: 3274
Año de Construcción: 1941
Horas Totales de la Célula:7680
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 16
Total:Fatalidades: 18 / Ocupantes: 19
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Galax, VA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH (CAK/KCAK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Winston-Salem-Smith-Reynolds Airport, NC (INT/KINT), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:EA665
Descripción:
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"

Fuentes:
» 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).

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Douglas DC-3

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  • 2429th loss
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