Accident
Last updated: 30 September 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 12 juin 1948
Heure:01:05
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:Eagle Air Freight
Immatriculation: NC79042
Numéro de série: 9394
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Heures de vol:4823
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Eloy, AZ (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Inconnu (UNK)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP/KELP), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A no. 1 engine fire forced the crew to cut the fuel flow, fire the CO2 bottles and feather the propeller. It was then decided to make an emergency landing at Tucson. When the no. 1 engine separated from the wing however, the crew headed for a private airport at Eloy. They didn't make it to Eloy Airport and had to crash-land the plane in a stubble field. Investigation revealed that the captain was asleep at the time of the fire discovery and that he failed to follow correct emergency procedures. Also, maintenance at Eagle Air Fright was substandard.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was fire in flight which resulted in the loss of the left engine, and required a crash landing. The cause of the fire has not been determined. Contributing factors were the failure of the pilot to remain fully awake at all times, and failure to follow correct emergency procedures."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 1-0079


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA et El Paso International Airport, TX est de 1140 km (713 miles).

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