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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 21 octobre 1935
Heure:11:00
Type/Sous-type:Curtiss Condor 18
Compagnie:Chamberlin Flying Service
Immatriculation: NC725K
Numéro de série: G2
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Troy, NY (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Troy Airport, NY, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB/KTEB), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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:
cover
Investigating agency: CAB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 199 days (7 months)
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Oct 22, 1935


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Troy Airport, NY et Teterboro Airport, NJ est de 207 km (129 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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