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Datum:Dienstag 22 August 1950
Zeit:02:37 MST
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Fluggesellschaft:American Airlines
Kennzeichen: N90705
Werknummer: 42858/9
Baujahr: 1947
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 54
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 59
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:nahe Eagle, CO (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), USA
Flug nach:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, USA
En route, the no. 3 propeller failed. A propeller blade struck and punctured the fuselage, causing a cabin decompression. A safe landing was carried out at Denver. One passenger who had heart trouble died prior to landing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The internal gouging of a propeller blade during the manufacturing process which resulted in a fatigue fracture and subsequent failure during flight."

» CAB File No.: 1-0109


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