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Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 22 agosto 1950
Hora:02:37 MST
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: N90705
Numéro de série: 42858/9
Año de Construcción: 1947
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 54
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 59
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Ubicación:cerca Eagle, CO (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:AA14
Descripción:
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."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No.: 1-0109


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