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Last updated: 27 November 2015
Datum:Freitag 30 Mai 1947
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-15-DO (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: NC88814
Werknummer: 18380
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 49 / Insassen: 49
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 53 / Insassen: 53
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3 km (1.9 Meilen) E of Bainbridge, MD (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), USA
Flug nach:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flugnummer: 605
Flight 605 departed Newark (EWR) at 17:04 for a flight to Miami (MIA) and climbed to it's assigned cruising altitude of 4000 feet. At about 17:41 witnesses saw the aircraft enter a steepening dive until it struck the ground at high speed in a partially inverted attitude.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was a sudden loss of control, for reasons unknown, resulting in a dive to the ground."

» CAB File No. 1 0049-47


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Distance from Newark International Airport, NJ to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1739 km (1087 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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