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Last updated: 25 October 2016
Datum:maandag 11 februari 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:National Airlines
Registratie: N90891
Constructienummer: 43055/37
Bouwjaar: 1947
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CA15
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 26 / inzittenden: 59
Totaal:slachtoffers: 29 / inzittenden: 63
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 101
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. Takeoff clearance was issued, and the controller observed the aircraft taxi into takeoff 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 no. 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 (no. 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 no. 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."

» CAB File No. 1 0015


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Newark International Airport, NJ en Miami International Airport, FL bedraagt 1739 km (1087 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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