Accident
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 18 diciembre 1954
Hora:14:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operador:Linee Aeree Italiane - LAI
Registración: I-LINE
Numéro de série: 44418/487
Año de Construcción: 1954
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 22
Total:Fatalidades: 26 / Ocupantes: 32
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Boston Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 451
Descripción:
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."

Fuentes:
» 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).

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