Unfallbericht:Northeast Flight 120, a Vickers Viscount, arrived near Boston and was cleared to land on runway 04R. During the landing rollout a DC-6, National Airlines Flight 429, was attempting to takeoff from runway 09. Both aircraft collided.
|Datum:||15 NOV 1961|
|Triebwerk:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 25|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 30 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Start (TOF)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), USA|
|Flug nach:||New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board finds this ground collision accident occurred as the result of commencement of takeoff by National 429 without clearance. Contributing factors were the failure of tower personnel to provide adequate surveillance of the active runway and to issue an appropriate warning message to the pilot of National 429 alerting him to the impending traffic confliction."
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Distance from Boston-Logan International Airport, MA to New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 298 km (186 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.