Accident
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 13 junio 1947
Hora:18:16
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54-DO (DC-4)
Operador:Pennsylvania-Central Airlines
Registración: NC88842
Numéro de série: 3112
Año de Construcción: 1942
Horas Totales de la Célula:8038
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-7
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 47 / Ocupantes: 47
Total:Fatalidades: 50 / Ocupantes: 50
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:13 km (8.1 milles) SE of Charles Town, WV (   Estados Unidos de América) show on map
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 434 m (1424 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Pittsburgh (unknown airport), PA, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Washington-National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 410
Descripción:
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."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 1-0066-47


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