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Last updated: 24 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 1 février 1957
Heure:18:02
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Compagnie:Northeast Airlines
Immatriculation: N34954
Numéro de série: 44678/543
Année de Fabrication: 1955
Heures de vol:8317
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB17
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 20 / à bord: 95
Total:victimes: 20 / à bord: 101
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Rikers Island, NY (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 823
Détails:
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 A positive rate of climb was established and the gear was retracted, flaps raised and METO power set.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."

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


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre New York-La Guardia Airport, NY et Miami International Airport, FL est de 1756 km (1098 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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