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Datum:zondag 17 mei 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DST-318 (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Delta Air Lines
Registratie: N28345
Constructienummer: 2224
Bouwjaar: 1940
Aantal vlieguren:39000
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 16 / inzittenden: 17
Totaal:slachtoffers: 19 / inzittenden: 20
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:21 km (13.1 mijl) E of Marshall, TX (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL/KDAL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Shreveport-Greater Shreveport Municipal Airport, LA (SHV/KSHV), Verenigde Staten
Flight 318 departed Dallas on a VFR Flight Plan at 13:10 for Atlanta, with a scheduled stop at Shreveport. En route to Shreveport the crew were warned about thunderstorms in the area of Longview. At about 14:12 Flight 318 called the Shreveport Control Tower, which cleared it to make a right-hard turn for landing approach to runway 13. Flight 318 acknowledged this message and requested the Shreveport weather which was transmitted as dark scattered clouds at 1,000 feet, ceiling estimated 4,000 feet, overcast at 20,000 feet, visibility 10 miles, thunderstorm, light rain shower. The tower also advised of a thunderstorm approximately 15 miles west of Shreveport. This transmission also was acknowledged by the flight. The thunderstorm was entered at an altitude of 2500 feet, and with no apparent attempt to change course. The very intense localized thunderstorm was accompanied by frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, hail, heavy rain, turbulence, and high winds. The flight was forced to the ground. It struck the trees while in a shallow angle of descent. It continued ahead, cutting a swath through trees for a distance of approximately 500 feet, struck the ground, skidded, and came to rest in a mess of wreckage 870 feet from the point of initial contact with the trees. The aircraft partially burned following impact.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) The encountering of conditions in a severe thunderstorm that resulted in loss of effective control of the aircraft, and 2) The failure of the captain to adhere to company directives requiring the avoidance of thunderstorms when conditions would allow such action."

» CAB File No. 1-0030
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 39-AN/34 (76-79)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Dallas-Love Field, TX en Shreveport-Greater Shreveport Municipal Airport, LA bedraagt 285 km (178 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 3131e ongeval
  • 1144e dodelijk ongeval
  • 146e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 256e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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