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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Datum:Sonntag 30 Dezember 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-201
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: NC18123
Werknummer: 1999
Baujahr: 1937
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), USA
Flug nach:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), USA
Flugnummer: 14
Eastern Air Lines' Flight 14 attempting to land at La Guardia Field, New York, was unable to stop within the boundary of the airport, crashed through a localizer building located at the end of the runway and came to rest in Flushing Bay.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The decision of the pilot in attempting a landing from an approach which was too high and too fast."

» CAB File No. 4983-45


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Distance from Philadelphia International Airport, PA to New York-La Guardia Airport, NY as the crow flies is 153 km (95 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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