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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 7 janvier 1948
Heure:07:45
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Compagnie:Coastal Air Lines
Immatriculation: NC60331
Numéro de série: 12968
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Heures de vol:2409
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 17 / à bord: 25
Total:victimes: 18 / à bord: 27
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:16 km (10 milles) NNE of Savannah, GA (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU/KRDU), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Miami (unknown airport), FL, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
Both engines stopped, en route between Charleston and Savannah. Attempts to restart the engines failed, so the crew prepared for an emergency landing in a marsh. The co-pilot went into the passenger cabin to see that the passengers were secured by safety belts. After helping four or five passengers he felt the airplane turning steeply, and he attempted to return to the cockpit. By the time he reached the radio compartment passageway between the passenger cabin and the cockpit he was forced to the floor by centrifugal force. The aircraft stalled and crashed, breaking in two. Investigation revealed that, most probably, one fuel tank was used to operate both engines until its contents were drained, and that the pilot then placed the cross-feed valve in the on position before changing the position of either of the fuel selector valves.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the lack of fuel management which caused engine failure and resulted in a forced landing during which control was lost of the aircraft."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 1-001


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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2577ème loss
  • 804ème accident fatal
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