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Last updated: 26 October 2020
Datum:dinsdag 10 maart 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Slick Airways
Registratie: N384
Constructienummer: 18379
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:40233
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:2,1 km (1.3 mijl) SW of Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 12
Flight 12 departed New York at 06:14 EST and Windsor Locks at 07:35 while on a cargo flight to Boston. The aircraft was on a runway 04R ILS approach when the nose suddenly pitched downward about 60 degrees, causing the aircraft to crash out of control, 7000 feet short of the runway threshold.
Weather reported to the flight was: scattered clouds 400 feet, ceiling 700 feet overcast, visibility 1,5 miles in moderate sleet and fog. While descending through 3000 feet, the crew had requested a lower altitude because of moderate to heavy rime ice being encountered.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of balancing forces on the horizontal surface of the empennage of the aircraft, due to ice accretion, causing the aircraft to pitch nose down at an altitude too low to effect recovery."

» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16, Circular 82-AN/69 (97-102)


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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 Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT en Boston-Logan International Airport, MA bedraagt 145 km (91 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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