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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 24 Februar 1967
Zeit:02:25
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Fluggesellschaft:Northeast Airlines
Kennzeichen: N8224H
Werknummer: 43741/290
Baujahr: 1952
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Holmdel, NJ (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), USA
Flug nach:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), USA
Unfallbericht:
The DC-6 was en route from Philadelphia to Boston at FL150 when it suffered an explosive decompression due to the failure of the right hand forward section of the fuselage in the area of the crew/cargo compartment door. A 10 feet section of the fuselage separated and struck the no. 3 engine, causing the propeller to break off. A safe emergency landing was made at New York.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Crack propagation by both stress and fatigue.

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from Philadelphia International Airport, PA to Boston-Logan International Airport, MA as the crow flies is 447 km (279 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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