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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 21 januari 1948
Tijd:04:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-649 Constellation
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Eastern Air Lines
Registratie: NC111A
Constructienummer: 2532
Bouwjaar: 1947
Aantal vlieguren:1499
Motoren: 4 Wright R-3350 (C18BD)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 20
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 25
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:EA604
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» CAB File No. 1-0011


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Miami International Airport, FL en Newark International Airport, NJ bedraagt 1740 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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