Accident Douglas DST-A-207A (DC-3) NC18108,
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Date:Tuesday 24 May 1938
Type:Douglas DST-A-207A (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: NC18108
MSN: 1956
Year of manufacture:1938
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:14 km E of Cleveland Municipal Airport, OH (CLE) -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR)
Destination airport:Cleveland Municipal Airport, OH (CLE/KCLE)
Investigating agency: CAB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
United Air Lines Trip No.9 originated in Newark, NJ and was bound for Chicago, IL with an intermediate stop in Cleveland, OH.
The flight departed Newark at 19:41 in favorable weather conditions. The flight progressed normally until the last radio contact at 22:07 when the flight reported over Parkman at 4000 feet. After that time a fire developed in the right hand engine. The airplane crashed while the pilot attempted a forced landing on the side of a hill above Granger Road, 8,5 miles east of Cleveland Airport.
Douglas Aircraft Chief Test Pilot, E.H. Veblen, was amongst the victims.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A fire in the right engine accessory section which resulted from the failure of a cylinder barrel and was fed from the right engine oil supply."

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


Interavia, 1938


Revision history:

17-Mar-2024 08:18 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]

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