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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 1 febrero 1957
Hora:18:02
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Operador:Northeast Airlines
Registración: N34954
Numéro de série: 44678/543
Año de Construcción: 1955
Horas Totales de la Célula:8317
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB17
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 20 / Ocupantes: 95
Total:Fatalidades: 20 / Ocupantes: 101
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Rikers Island, NY (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 823
Descripción:
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 A positive rate of climb was established and the gear was retracted, flaps raised and METO power set.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:

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

Fuentes:
» 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).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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Douglas DC-6

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