Vliegtuigongeval op 28 SEP 1963 met Douglas DC-7B N843D - Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zaterdag 28 september 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Eastern Air Lines
Registratie: N843D
Constructienummer: 45449/952
Bouwjaar: 1958
Aantal vlieguren:15975
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 40
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 45
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), Verenigde Staten
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:

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

» NTSB File 1-0058


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