Descripción:The aircraft departed Charlotte in a hurry because the pilot was afraid the cargo of baby chicks might suffocate due to high temperatures on the ground. Weather condition were not carefully checked. The crew were not able to locate their destination because of weather conditions and other station interference with their ADF. The DC-3 was found to have crashed into a mountain.
|Fecha:||16 OCT 1947|
|Registración:|| registration unknown|
|Numéro de série:|| |
|Año de Construcción:|| |
|Tripulación:||Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2|
|Pasajeros:||Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1|
|Total:||Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3 |
|Daños en la Aeronave:|| Anulado|
|Consecuencias:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Ubicación:||Sylva, NC (Estados Unidos de América)
|Fase:|| Desconocido (UNK)|
|Aeropuerto de Salida:||Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), Estados Unidos de América|
|Aeropuerto de Llegada:||Gainesville-Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, GA (GVL), Estados Unidos de América|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC to Gainesville-Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, GA as the crow flies is 282 km (176 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.