Accident
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 1 Februar 1957
Zeit:18:02
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Fluggesellschaft:Northeast Airlines
Kennzeichen: N34954
Werknummer: 44678/543
Baujahr: 1955
Betriebsstunden:8317
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB17
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 95
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 101
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Rikers Island, NY (   USA) show on map
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), USA
Flug nach:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flugnummer: 823
Unfallbericht:
Northeast Flight 823 to Miami (MIA) was scheduled to depart from New York-La Guardia (LGA) at 14:45. Snowfall delayed the departure.
Carrying 95 passengers and 6 crewmembers, the gross weight of the aircraft was 98575 pounds, 265 pounds below maximum weight. The crew started the takeoff roll on runway 04 at 18:01. Except for some sliding of the nose wheel at low speed, the takeoff roll was normal. A positive rate of climb was established and the gear was retracted, flaps raised and METO power set. The crew went on instruments immediately after gear retraction and the captain monitored airspeed, rate of climb and direction. the aircraft was to climb on runway heading, but started turning to the left. This was not noticed by the crew. While over Rikers Island on a 285deg heading, the DC-6 first struck small trees. The left wingtip touched the ground; the right wingtip 150 feet beyond. The plane then skidded 1500 feet. Impact occurred about 60 seconds after the start of takeoff.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the captain to: 1) properly observe and interpret his flight instruments, and 2) maintain control of his aircraft."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.9, Circular 56-AN/51 (45-57)


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Distance from New York-La Guardia Airport, NY to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1756 km (1098 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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