Accident
Last updated: 22 August 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 16 November 1959
Zeit:00:55
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7B
Betrieben durch:National Airlines
Gemietet von :Delta Air Lines
Kennzeichen: N4891C
Werknummer: 45355/922
Baujahr: 1958
Betriebsstunden:6578
Triebwerk: 4 Wright R-3350
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 36 / Insassen: 36
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 42 / Insassen: 42
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:57 km (35.6 Meilen) E vom Land entfernt von Pilottown, LA [Gulf of Mexico] (   Atlantischer Ozean) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), USA
Flug nach:New Orleans International Airport, LA (MSY/KMSY), USA
Flugnummer: 967
Unfallbericht:
National Airlines Flight 967 took off from Tampa (TPA) at 23:32 for a flight to New Orleans (MSY) at FL140. At 00:55 the aircraft suddenly crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.
Intensive sea and air searches resulted in finding nine floating bodies and a small amount of floating debris the following morning. The main wreckage has not been located despite several well placed searches.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "Because of the lack of physical evidence, the probable cause of this accident is unknown."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Circular 64-AN/58 (77-79)


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Distance from Tampa International Airport, FL to New Orleans International Airport, LA as the crow flies is 779 km (487 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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