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Last updated: 6 July 2020
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 26 septiembre 1945
Hora:13:17
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49J (DC-3-454)
Operador:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registración: NC19939
Numéro de série: 4992
Año de Construcción: 1942
Horas Totales de la Célula:8000
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Víctimas de la colisión:Fatalidades: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:11 km (6.9 milles) SW Chicago-Municipal Airport, IL (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 47
Descripción:
TWA Flight 47 departed Chicago at 13:12. The DC-3 had just reached its assigned 2000 feet altitude when it collided with a Boeing A75N1 training aircraft (NC51445). The upper right wing of the Boeing was destroyed by the right wing of the airliner and the Boeing fell almost vertically to the ground. Both occupants were killed. Despite extensive damage to the leading edge of its right wing the DC-3 was landed at the Chicago Municipal Airport without further damage and without injury to either occupant.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Upon the basis of the foregoing thy Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was lack of vigilance on the part of the pilots of both aircraft. Reduced horizontal visibility may have been a contributing factor."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 3283-45


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Distance from Chicago Municipal Airport, IL to Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO as the crow flies is 645 km (403 miles).

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