Accident Douglas DC-3-201 NC18123,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 337483

Date:Sunday 30 December 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3-201
Owner/operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: NC18123
MSN: 1999
Year of manufacture:1937
Total airframe hrs:21348 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL)
Destination airport:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA)
Investigating agency: CAB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Eastern Air Lines' Flight 14 attempting to land at La Guardia Field, New York, was unable to stop within the boundary of the airport, crashed through a localizer building located at the end of the runway and came to rest in Flushing Bay.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The decision of the pilot in attempting a landing from an approach which was too high and too fast."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAB
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


CAB File No. 4983-45


Revision history:


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