Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 28 September 1963
Time:20:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7B
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: N843D
C/n / msn: 45449/952
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:15975
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), United States of America
Narrative:
The DC-7 landed in foggy and rainy weather conditions. Due to overcontrolling of reverse thrust the nose landing gear collapsed. The aircraft sustained irreparable damage.

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - improper operation of powerplant & powerplant controls
miscellaneous acts,conditions - thrust reversal-asymmetrical
FACTOR(S)
pilot in command - failed to initiate go-around
weather - low ceiling
weather - rain
miscellaneous acts, conditions - poorly planned approach
miscellaneous acts, conditions - overload failure

Sources:
» NTSB File 1-0058


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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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