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Last updated: 23 September 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 4 Januar 1971
Zeit:18:32
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Federal Aviation Administration - FAA
Kennzeichen: N7
Werknummer: 20426
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Unbekannt
Flug von:Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, PA (JST/KJST), USA
Flug nach:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), USA
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 crashed 200 feet short of runway 04, while on an ILS approach. The weather at the time of the accident was: 200 feet & 400 feet broken, 600 feet overcast; visibility 1,5 miles in light rain and fog; wind 060/13; RVR 1,9-3 miles. The pilot failed to recognize a windshear condition.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper compensation for wind conditions
pilot in command - diverted attention from operation of aircraft
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
copilot - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
weather - unfavorable wind conditions
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, in person
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 150 days (5 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-71-11
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


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Distance from Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, PA to New York-La Guardia Airport, NY as the crow flies is 419 km (262 miles).

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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