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Last updated: 22 September 2019
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 13 juni 1947
Tijd:18:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54-DO (DC-4)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pennsylvania-Central Airlines
Registratie: NC88842
Constructienummer: 3112
Bouwjaar: 1942
Aantal vlieguren:8038
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-7
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 47 / inzittenden: 47
Totaal:slachtoffers: 50 / inzittenden: 50
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:13 km (8.1 mijl) SE of Charles Town, WV (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Pittsburgh (unknown airport), PA, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Washington-National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 410
Beschrijving:
Flight 410 departed Chicago, at 13:52 on an instrument flight plan with destination Norfolk and with stops scheduled at Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Washington. The flight departed Pittsburgh at 17:24 proceeded to Washington at 7,000 feet. At 18:03 the plane started its descent into Washington. While descending, the plane struck a ridge named Lookout Rock in the Blue Ridge Mountains at an elevation of approximately 1,425 feet

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board finds that the probable cause of this accident was the action of the pilot in descending below the minimum en route altitude under conditions of weather which prevented adequate visual reference to the ground. A contributing cause was the faulty clearance given by Airway Traffic Control, tacitly approved by the company dispatcher, and accepted by Flight 410."

Bronnen:
» CAB File No. 1-0066-47


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Douglas DC-4

  • 1242 built
  • 67e ongeval
  • 31e dodelijk ongeval
  • 3e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 19e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 Verenigde Staten
  • 2e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 57e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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