Accident
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 2 Januar 1949
Zeit:22:03
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL
Fluggesellschaft:Seattle Air Charter
Kennzeichen: NC79025
Werknummer: 10181
Baujahr: 1943
Betriebsstunden:5419
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90D
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 27
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 30
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Seattle-Boeing Field International Airport, WA (BFI) (   USA) show on map
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Seattle-Boeing Field International Airport, WA (BFI/KBFI), USA
Flug nach:New Haven Airport, CT (HVN/KHVN), USA
Unfallbericht:
Departure from Seattle was delayed due to ground fog. De-icing attempts were partially successful as the plane was prepared for departure. Although visibility was below minima, clearance was given for takeoff. At 1800 feet into the takeoff roll the DC-3 became airborne. The left wing then struck the ground and dragged for 117 feet. The DC-3 landed back outside the runway and continued until striking a hangar, bursting into flames.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the attempt to take off in an airplane which had formations of ice and frost on the surfaces of the wings."

Informationsquelle:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 48)
» CAB File No. 1-0002


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Distance from Seattle-Boeing Field International Airport, WA to New Haven Airport, CT as the crow flies is 3891 km (2432 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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