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Last updated: 27 May 2020
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Date:Thursday 18 February 1937
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-112
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: NC13734
C/n / msn: 1260
First flight: 1934
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), United States of America
Destination airport:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft ran against an embankment just after landing. The occupants were not injured. The aircraft operated on a flight from Chicago to Atlanta and Miami.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
» The Evening Independent 18 February 1937, p8A


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Distance from Chicago Municipal Airport, IL to Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA as the crow flies is 945 km (591 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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