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Last updated: 7 August 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 19 november 1943
Tijd:ca 23:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-201E
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Eastern Air Lines
Registratie: NC19968
Constructienummer: 3252
Bouwjaar: 1940
Aantal vlieguren:11833
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 12
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 15
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:New Orleans Municipal Airport, LA (NEW) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Houston (unknown airport), TX, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:New Orleans Municipal Airport, LA (NEW/KNEW), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 12
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» CAB File No. 4815-43


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