Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:Final
Date:Monday 4 January 1971
Time:18:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Federal Aviation Administration - FAA
Registration: N7
C/n / msn: 20426
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, PA (JST/KJST), United States of America
Destination airport:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), United States of America
Narrative:
The DC-3 crashed 200 feet short of runway 04, while on an ILS approach. The weather at the time of the accident was: 200 feet & 400 feet broken, 600 feet overcast; visibility 1,5 miles in light rain and fog; wind 060/13; RVR 1,9-3 miles. The pilot failed to recognize a windshear condition.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper compensation for wind conditions
pilot in command - diverted attention from operation of aircraft
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
copilot - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
weather - unfavorable wind conditions
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, in person
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

Sources:
» NTSB

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - USA
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-71-11
report released:03-JUN-1971
duration of investigation:150 days (5 months)
download report: Federal Aviation Administration Douglas DC-3C, N7, LaGuardia Airport, New York, January 4, 1971. (NTSB/AAR-71-11)

Photos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, PA to New York-La Guardia Airport, NY as the crow flies is 419 km (262 miles).

languages: English Franšais Nederlands Deutsch Espanol

Share
Share