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Last updated: 20 April 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 30 octobre 1941
Heure:22:10
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-277B
Compagnie:American Airlines
Immatriculation: NC25663
Numéro de série: 2207
Année de Fabrication: 1940
Heures de vol:3868
Moteurs: 2 Wright R-1820-G102
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 17 / à bord: 17
Total:victimes: 20 / à bord: 20
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:W of St. Thomas, ON (   Canada)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Buffalo Airport, NY, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 1
Détails:
The aircraft operated on American Airlines Flight 1 from New York to Chicago, Illinois with intermediate stops at Newark, New Jersey; Buffalo, New York; Detroit, Michigan; and South Bend, Indiana. Flight 1 departed from Buffalo at 21:07.
When Flight 1 arrived in the vicinity of the point where the accident occurred, the plane commenced to descend, circling to the right and apparently banked normally for the radius and speed of the turns. The diameter of the initial circle was approximately 1-1/2 miles; thereafter during the descent the radius progressively diminished. After completing approximately four circles, the airplane recovered from the spiral in close proximity to the ground, zoomed to an altitude of about 200 to 500 feet and probably stalled.
It then dived to the ground, striking in a nose-down attitude at an angle of approximately 70 degrees with the horizontal, and immediately burst into flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Undetermined

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: CAB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 134 days (4 months)
Accident number: File No. 5669-41
Download report: Final report


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