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Last updated: 14 October 2019
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 1 Februar 1959
Zeit:ca 23:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3B-202
Fluggesellschaft:General Airways
Kennzeichen: N17314
Werknummer: 1924
Baujahr: 1937
Betriebsstunden:49051
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 25
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 28
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:11 km (6.9 Meilen) SE of Kerrville Airport, TX (ERV) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (PUB/KPUB), USA
Flug nach:San Antonio-Lackland AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF), USA
Unfallbericht:
The General Airways DC-3 was being used for a Civil Air Movement of military personnel from Boise to Lackland AFB via Pueblo. On the final leg of the flight icing weather conditions were encountered. The accretion of ice on the aircraft became critical and the flight crew attempted to reach Kerrville but ran out of fuel, crash-landed in trees and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's poor judgement in continuing into known and dangerous icing conditions."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (79-81)


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