Crash-aerien 28 DEC 1946 d'un Douglas C-50A-DO (DC-3) NC15577 - Michigan City, IN
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:samedi 28 dcembre 1946
Heure:09:19
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-50A-DO (DC-3)
Compagnie:American Airlines
Immatriculation: NC15577
Numéro de série: 4805
Année de Fabrication: 1941
Heures de vol:11920
Moteurs: 2 Wright R-1820-G102
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 18
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 21
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Michigan City, IN (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:AA2207
Détails:
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."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 5566-46


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