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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 6 enero 1949
Hora:ca 07:20
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3A)
Operador:Coastal Cargo
Registración: NC53210
Numéro de série: 13777
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-43-90D
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Brandywine, MD (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU/KRDU), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Boston Commonwealth Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The DC-3 lost control in icing conditions and entered a left spin. The crew managed to regain partial control before entering another left spin. The aircraft then crashed in in a diving left turn. It appeared the pilot probably lost control due to icing. Severe air loads encountered during the spin or attempted recovery caused the failure of both horizontal stabilizer and elevators.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the loss of control of the aircraft which resulted from an icing condition, turbulence, and lack of alertness on the part of the crew. As a result, the aircraft spun, and during the spins, or attempted recovery from the spins, severe airloads were encountered which failed the left horizontal stabilizer and the elevators."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No: 1-0034


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Distance from Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC to Boston Commonwealth Airport, MA as the crow flies is 978 km (611 miles).

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