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Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 1 februari 1959
Tijd:ca 23:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3B-202
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:General Airways
Registratie: N17314
Constructienummer: 1924
Bouwjaar: 1937
Aantal vlieguren:49051
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 25
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 28
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:11 km (6.9 mijl) SE of Kerrville Airport, TX (ERV) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (PUB/KPUB), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Antonio-Lackland AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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."

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


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