Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 1 februari 1957
Tijd:18:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Northeast Airlines
Registratie: N34954
Constructienummer: 44678/543
Bouwjaar: 1955
Aantal vlieguren:8317
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB17
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 20 / inzittenden: 95
Totaal:slachtoffers: 20 / inzittenden: 101
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Rikers Island, NY (   Verenigde Staten) show on map
Fase: InitiŰle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 823
Beschrijving:
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 A positive rate of climb was established and the gear was retracted, flaps raised and METO power set.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."

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen New York-La Guardia Airport, NY en Miami International Airport, FL bedraagt 1756 km (1098 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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Douglas DC-6

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