Descripción del Accidente ASN 28 DEC 1946 Douglas C-50A-DO (DC-3) NC15577 - Michigan City, IN
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:sbado 28 diciembre 1946
Hora:09:19
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-50A-DO (DC-3)
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: NC15577
Numéro de série: 4805
Año de Construcción: 1941
Horas Totales de la Célula:11920
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-G102
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 18
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 21
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Michigan City, IN (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:AA2207
Descripción:
DC-3 NC15577 departed Michigan at 07:48, about six minutes behind schedule on an instrument flight plan to cruise at 2,500 feet to Chicago. At 08:40 the flight was instructed by Chicago ARTCC to climb to 4,000 feet, which altitude it was supposed to stay at until 10 minutes past South Bend. At 09:18 the pilot reported: "Both engines going bad descending at 1,000 feet per minute looking for opening. Altitude is at present 900 feet." Chicago suggested to return to South Bend, but the DC-3 could not make it and crash-landed near Michigan City.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accumulation of carburetor ice following the loss of power in both engines as a result of fuel starvation. The reason for fuel starvation could not be determined."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 5566-46


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