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Last updated: 7 August 2020
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 19 noviembre 1943
Hora:ca 23:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-201E
Operador:Eastern Air Lines
Registración: NC19968
Numéro de série: 3252
Año de Construcción: 1940
Horas Totales de la Célula:11833
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 12
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 15
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:New Orleans Municipal Airport, LA (NEW) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Houston (unknown airport), TX, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:New Orleans Municipal Airport, LA (NEW/KNEW), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 12
Descripción:
Visibility was poor as Trip 12 arrived near New Orleans. The captain was making a second attempt to land when he allowed the plane to descend dangerously low. The no. 1 propeller contacted the water causing the propeller and parts of the engine, including the cowling, to be torn off. A safe emergency landing was carried out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Misjudgment of altitude over the water while making a night landing approach in local instrument weather. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: 1. Inattention of the operating crew to instruments, especially the sensitive altimeter, during a night approach in low visibility.; 2. Failure of the carrier to prepare and enforce compliance with an adequate manual of operations stipulating procedures to promote safe operation."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 4815-43


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