Unfallbericht:The DC-6 was on its 4th attempt to land at New York-Idlewild when it struck the pier which supported the left row of runway 04 slope line approach lights. The aircraft crashed in flames and sank in Jamaica Bay. The aircraft was on a flight from Roma-Ciampino to New York via Milan, Paris, Shannon, Gander and Boston.
|Datum:||18 DEZ 1954|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Linee Aeree Italiane - LAI|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 22|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 32 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||nahe New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Boston Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), USA|
|Flug nach:||New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "An erratic approach which resulted in a descent to an altitude too low to avoid striking the pier. A contributing factor to this accident was pilot fatigue due to the particular and difficult circumstances."
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (197-204)Sample newspaper article from Newspaperarchive.com
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Boston Airport, MA to New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 298 km (186 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.