Accident
Last updated: 29 August 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 11 février 1952
Heure:00:20
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Compagnie:National Airlines
Immatriculation: N90891
Numéro de série: 43055/37
Année de Fabrication: 1947
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CA15
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 26 / à bord: 59
Total:victimes: 29 / à bord: 63
Victimes au sol:victimes: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique) show on map
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 101
Détails:
At 00:13 Newark Control Tower gave the flight taxi clearance to runway 24, stating the wind was south, variable at six mph, and altimeter 29.92. At approximately 00:17 the flight advised the tower that it was ready for takeoff. Take-off clearance was issued, and the controller observed the aircraft taxi into take-off position and proceed down the runway in a normal manner, becoming airborne at 00:18 after a roll of approximately 3,200 feet. The climb-out appeared normal until the aircraft passed the vicinity of the Newark Range Station. At that point the nr. 3 propeller reversed in flight. The plane veered to the right. Since it occurred at low altitude end low airspeed the crew did not have much time to make a correct analysis of the difficulty. Their attention might well have been directed to the outboard (nr. 4) engine which in the event of loss of power would produce a more severe yaw than would an inboard engine. The pilot then decided to feather the nr.4 propeller and the copilot radioed: "I lost an engine and am returning to the field." The flight was immediately cleared to land on runway 06, which clearance was at once amended to land on any runway desired. The DC-4 lost altitude and crashed in Elizabeth near the intersection of Scotland Road and Westminster Avenue.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The reversal in flight of no.3 propeller with relatively high power and the subsequent feathering of no.4 propeller resulting in a descent at an altitude too low to effect recovery."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 1 0015


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La distance entre Newark International Airport, NJ et Miami International Airport, FL est de 1739 km (1087 miles).

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