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Last updated: 7 August 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 19 novembre 1943
Heure:ca 23:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-201E
Compagnie:Eastern Air Lines
Immatriculation: NC19968
Numéro de série: 3252
Année de Fabrication: 1940
Heures de vol:11833
Moteurs: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 12
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 15
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:New Orleans Municipal Airport, LA (NEW) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Houston (unknown airport), TX, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:New Orleans Municipal Airport, LA (NEW/KNEW), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 12
Détails:
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."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 4815-43


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