Unfallbericht:Weather at New Orleans was below landing minima, so the flight was diverted to Baton Rouge. Weather at Baton Rouge was a ceiling 300 feet overcast, visibility 1,5 miles in light rain and fog, wind 360deg/5 knots. Runway 13 ILS minima were 300 feet ceiling and 3/4mile visibility, weather was below circling minima, however.
|Datum:||Dienstag 24 November 1964|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Curtiss C-46R Commando|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Delta Air Lines|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Baton Rouge, LA (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Landung (LDG)|
|Flug von:||Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), USA|
|Flug nach:||New Orleans International Airport, LA (MSY/KMSY), USA|
The approach was continued and the plane touched down fast 2500 feet past threshold. Approaching the end of the runway, the pilot attempted to ground loop, but the plane just turned 20deg and slid off the runway.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the captain to execute a go-around during a landing overshoot under existing unfavourable wind and adverse runway conditions. Ineffective braking caused by hydroplaning."
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display the exact flight path.
Distance from Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA to New Orleans International Airport, LA as the crow flies is 679 km (425 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.