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Fecha:lunes 21 octubre 1935
Tipo:Curtiss Condor 18
Operador:Chamberlin Flying Service
Registración: NC725K
Numéro de série: G2
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Troy, NY (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Troy Airport, NY, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB/KTEB), Estados Unidos de América
A Curtiss Condor 18 was destroyed when it crashed near Troy, NY. The captain was killed.
The flight departed Troy, bound for Teterboro. The passengers, two couples, would get married in the air over New York.
Approximately five or six miles out of Troy and at an altitude of 800 to 1000 feet, the left engine began to miss fire and the pilot decided, to return to Troy rather than proceed with one engine. The turn for the return was made to the left and considerable altitude was lost in getting the airplane righted again.
When just east of the airport and at a very low altitude, a shallow turn to the left and into the airport was attempted. While in this turn the left wings struck some trees, throwing the airplane out of control and into the ground. Fire followed immediately.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Poor judgment on the part of the pilot in his handling of the airplane following engine failure."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 199 days (7 months)
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report
Language: English

» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Oct 22, 1935


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Distance from Troy Airport, NY to Teterboro Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 207 km (129 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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