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Last updated: 6 July 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 26 september 1945
Tijd:13:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49J (DC-3-454)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registratie: NC19939
Constructienummer: 4992
Bouwjaar: 1942
Aantal vlieguren:8000
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Botsingsslachtoffers:slachtoffers: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:11 km (6.9 mijl) SW Chicago-Municipal Airport, IL (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 47
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» CAB File No. 3283-45


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Chicago Municipal Airport, IL en Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO bedraagt 645 km (403 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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