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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 30 Januar 1949
Zeit:16:22
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749 Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Kennzeichen: NC86530
Werknummer: 2528
Baujahr:
Betriebsstunden:3561
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 23
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 33
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:über dem Port Washington, NY (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), USA
Flug nach:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Irland
Flugnummer:PA100
Unfallbericht:
While climbing in VFR through 3500-4000 feet the Constellation collided with a Cessna 140 (NC76891) private plane. The Cessna was on a local flight from Meriden, CT and was flying in level flight on a right converging course. The Cessna crashed, but the Constellation landed safely at Mitchel AFB.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the joint failure of the Constellation pilots to observe and avoid the Cessna aircraft in flight, and of the Cessna pilot, while on an airway and in an area where a heavy concentration of traffic could be expected, to remain alert and avoid the Constellation."

Informationsquelle:
» CAB File No. 1-0013


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Distance from New York-La Guardia Airport, NY to Shannon Airport as the crow flies is 4909 km (3068 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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