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Last updated: 20 September 2019
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 27 November 1951
Time:ca 11:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-201C
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: N25646
C/n / msn: 2234
First flight: 1940
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820-202A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Ocala, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Gainesville-J R Alison Municipal Airport, FL (GNV/KGNV), United States of America
Destination airport:Ocala-Taylor Field, FL (OCF/KOCF), United States of America
Flightnumber:EA167
Narrative:
Eastern Flight 167 took off from Gainsville at 11:26 on a VFR flight plan to Ocala. At 11:45 a Civil Air Patrol Piper L-4J (45-5151, cn 13891) took off from
Ocala-Taylor Field runway 21. The Piper was climbing after a left turn when it collided with the DC-3 at 700-800 feet. The DC-3's no. 1 prop made several span-wise cuts into the left wing of the Piper. Control was lost and the Piper crashed into a heavily wooded area, killing the pilot. The DC-3 circled the airport for a few minutes and landed at 12:10.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the pilots of both aircraft to observe the other in time to take the necessary evasive action."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 1-0102
» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest, Circular 38-AN/33 (25-27)


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Flight path.
 

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Gainesville-J R Alison Municipal Airport, FL to Ocala-Taylor Field, FL as the crow flies is 57 km (36 miles).

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