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Last updated: 11 December 2019
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 2 julio 1968
Hora:18:11
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7BF
Operador:Universal Airlines
Registración: N762Z
Numéro de série: 44922/669
Año de Construcción: 1956
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 11 m (36 feet) amsl
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Norfolk International Airport, VA (ORF/KORF), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
Improper use of the engine controls caused the DC-7 to aquaplane off runway 09/27. The undercarriage then collapsed and the right hand wing tore off.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - failed to maintain directional control
pilot in command - improper operation of powerplant & powerplant controls
miscellaneous acts,conditions - thrust reversal-asymetrical
FACTORS:
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway
miscellaneous acts,conditions - hydroplaning on wet runway
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure

Fuentes:
» NTSB File 1-0044
» Airways Magazine February 2004


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Distance from Norfolk International Airport, VA to Philadelphia International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 339 km (212 miles).

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