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Last updated: 10 December 2019
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 29 maart 1946
Tijd:12:34
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-049 Constellation
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registratie: NC86510
Constructienummer: 2034
Bouwjaar:
Aantal vlieguren:489
Motoren: 4 Wright R-3350 (739C18BA2)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 12
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Washington-National Airport, DC (DCA) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:New York (unknown airport), NY, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Washington-National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 955
Beschrijving:
The Constellation, named "Star of Rome", touched down fast, between 800 and 1,000 feet from the approach end of runway 27. Also, the flaps were still extending after touchdown. The aircraft ran off the runway, striking a concrete transformer house and ended up in a drainage ditch.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Poor judgement of the flight crew in attempting to land from a position which did not afford sufficient time to accomplish a satisfactory approach. A contributing factor was the poor landing technique of the pilot in failing to reduce the airspeed sufficiently for a safe landing. A further contributing factor was the lack of knowledge on the part of the crew concerning the poor braking action of rubber tires on a wet runway."

Bronnen:
» CAB File No. 394-36


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photo of Lockheed-L-049-Constellation-NC86510
accident date: 29-03-1946
type: Lockheed L-049 Constellation
registration: NC86510
 
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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