Flugunfall 26 SEP 1961 einer Douglas DC-7 N317A - Norfolk-NAS Chambers, VA (NGU)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Dienstag 26 September 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7
Fluggesellschaft:Overseas National Airways - ONA
Kennzeichen: N317A
Werknummer: 44138/440
Baujahr: 1954
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Norfolk-NAS Chambers, VA (NGU) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:New York (unknown airport), NY, USA
Flug nach:Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU/KNGU), USA
The DC-7 was ferried from New York to Norfolk for a troop movement flight. While approaching NAS Chambers, the crew hydraulic pressure was lost. The airplane circled while the crew prepared for landing. The airplane touched down 275 feet past the runway threshold. Within the next 1400 feet, the DC-7 veered off the left side of the runway. It hit an embankment.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Loss of directional control during the landing roll caused by improper use of propeller reversing and braking. 2) The captain's inadequate familiarity with the aircraft systems and procedures under normal system hydraulic failure. 3) Failure of the hydraulic system for an undetermined reason."


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