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Last updated: 23 October 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 25 Februar 1948
Zeit:06:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3C)
Fluggesellschaft:Bruning Aviation
Kennzeichen: NC36498
Werknummer: 12527
Baujahr: 1944
Betriebsstunden:3300
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Columbus, OH (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Pittsburgh (unknown airport), PA, USA
Flug nach:Columbus (unknown airport), OH, USA
Unfallbericht:
The captain descended below minima while on an instrument approach to Columbus. The DC-3 struck trees and crashed at an elevation of 1140 feet; the minimum altitude for that part being 1600 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the continuation of an instrument approach below an altitude sufficient to clear the terrain en route."

Informationsquelle:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 47)
» CAB File No. 1-0033


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