Descripción del Accidente ASN 01 FEB 1959 Douglas DC-3B-202 N17314 - Kerrville Airport, TX (ERV)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:domingo 1 febrero 1959
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3B-202
Operador:General Airways
Registración: N17314
Numéro de série: 1924
Año de Construcción: 1937
Horas Totales de la Célula:49051
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 25
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 28
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:11 km (6.9 milles) SE of Kerrville Airport, TX (ERV) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (PUB/KPUB), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Antonio-Lackland AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF), Estados Unidos de América
The General Airways DC-3 was being used for a Civil Air Movement of military personnel from Boise to Lackland AFB via Pueblo. On the final leg of the flight icing weather conditions were encountered. The accretion of ice on the aircraft became critical and the flight crew attempted to reach Kerrville but ran out of fuel, crash-landed in trees and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's poor judgement in continuing into known and dangerous icing conditions."

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (79-81)


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