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Last updated: 20 April 2021
Fecha:domingo 2 enero 1949
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Seattle Air Charter
Registración: NC79025
Numéro de série: 10181
Año de Construcción: 1943
Horas Totales de la Célula:5419
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90D
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 27
Total:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 30
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Seattle-Boeing Field International Airport, WA (BFI) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Seattle-Boeing Field International Airport, WA (BFI/KBFI), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:New Haven Airport, CT (HVN/KHVN), Estados Unidos de América
Departure from Seattle was delayed due to ground fog. De-icing attempts were partially successful as the plane was prepared for departure. Although visibility was below minima, clearance was given for takeoff. At 1800 feet into the takeoff roll the DC-3 became airborne. The left wing then struck the ground and dragged for 117 feet. The DC-3 landed back outside the runway and continued until striking a hangar, bursting into flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the attempt to take off in an airplane which had formations of ice and frost on the surfaces of the wings."

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 48)
» CAB File No. 1-0002


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Distance from Seattle-Boeing Field International Airport, WA to New Haven Airport, CT as the crow flies is 3891 km (2432 miles).

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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2699th loss
  • 872nd accidente fatal
  • 169th worst accident (a la hora)
  • 378th worst accident (actualmente)
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