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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Datum:Montag 19 Oktober 1953
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749A Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: N119A
Werknummer: 2616
Baujahr: 1949
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 22
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 27
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), USA
Flug nach:San Juan (unknown airport),
Unfallbericht:
Descended into the ground shortly after takeoff.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's loss of visual reference and orientation when he encountered drifting fog shortly after becoming airborne on take-off, and the resultant inadvertent assumption of a descending flight path."



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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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