Accident
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 18 Dezember 1954
Zeit:14:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Fluggesellschaft:Linee Aeree Italiane - LAI
Kennzeichen: I-LINE
Werknummer: 44418/487
Baujahr: 1954
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 22
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 32
Sachschaden: Zerstört
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
Flugnummer: 451
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.

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."

Informationsquelle:
» L'Unitá 19-12-1954
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (197-204)


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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.
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