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Last updated: 24 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 21 janvier 1948
Heure:04:17
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-649 Constellation
Compagnie:Eastern Air Lines
Immatriculation: NC111A
Numéro de série: 2532
Année de Fabrication: 1947
Heures de vol:1499
Moteurs: 4 Wright R-3350 (C18BD)
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 20
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 25
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:EA604
Détails:
The original destination of the Constellation, Newark, was changed to New York-LaGuardia due to poor visibility. The approach to LaGuardia was missed by half a mile. Because of a ceiling below 500 feet, the flight was cleared for a diversion to Boston. An ILS approach tot runway 04 was made and the aircraft touched down 2000 feet from the approach end. Half an inch of new snow was laying on the runway. The left main gear struck snow drifts causing the aircraft to crash into a snow bank on the left. A fire broke out on the right wing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of directional control of the aircraft on the runway due to excessive snow accumulation. A contributing factor was the lack of precaution exercised by the air carriers station manager, the Civil Aeronautics Administrations operations inspector and the airport management in determining that the conditions of the runways were adequate for safe aircraft landing."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 1-0011


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Miami International Airport, FL et Newark International Airport, NJ est de 1740 km (1087 miles).

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