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Last updated: 20 April 2021
Datum:zondag 2 januari 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Seattle Air Charter
Registratie: NC79025
Constructienummer: 10181
Bouwjaar: 1943
Aantal vlieguren:5419
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90D
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 27
Totaal:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 30
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Seattle-Boeing Field International Airport, WA (BFI) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Seattle-Boeing Field International Airport, WA (BFI/KBFI), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:New Haven Airport, CT (HVN/KHVN), Verenigde Staten
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Seattle-Boeing Field International Airport, WA en New Haven Airport, CT bedraagt 3891 km (2432 miles).

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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2699e ongeval
  • 872e dodelijk ongeval
  • 169e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 378e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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