Accident
Last updated: 28 August 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 13 Juni 1947
Zeit:18:16
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54-DO (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:Pennsylvania-Central Airlines
Kennzeichen: NC88842
Werknummer: 3112
Baujahr: 1942
Betriebsstunden:8038
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 47 / Insassen: 47
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 50 / Insassen: 50
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:13 km (8.1 Meilen) SE of Charles Town, WV (   USA) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Pittsburgh (unknown airport), PA, USA
Flug nach:Washington-National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), USA
Flugnummer: 410
Unfallbericht:
Flight 410 departed Chicago, at 13:52 on an instrument flight plan with destination Norfolk and with stops scheduled at Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Washington. The flight departed Pittsburgh at 17:24 proceeded to Washington at 7,000 feet. At 18:03 the plane started its descent into Washington. While descending, the plane struck a ridge named Lookout Rock in the Blue Ridge Mountains at an elevation of approximately 1,425 feet

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board finds that the probable cause of this accident was the action of the pilot in descending below the minimum en route altitude under conditions of weather which prevented adequate visual reference to the ground. A contributing cause was the faulty clearance given by Airway Traffic Control, tacitly approved by the company dispatcher, and accepted by Flight 410."

Informationsquelle:
» CAB File No. 1-0066-47


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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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