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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 6 Januar 1946
Zeit:03:59
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-392
Fluggesellschaft:Pennsylvania-Central Airlines
Kennzeichen: NC21786
Werknummer: 4131
Baujahr: 1941
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-G102A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Knoxville Airport, TN (TYS/KTYS), USA
Flug nach:Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM/KBHM), USA
Flugnummer: 105
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 was high and fast on the approach after breaking through the clouds on an instrument approach to Birmingham. The aircraft touched down at the runway intersections and continued tail high off the runway. It ran through a perimeter fence and ended up in a creek.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The action of the pilot in committing himself to a landing from an approach which was too high and too fast."

Informationsquelle:
» CAB File No. 301-46


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Distance from Knoxville Airport, TN to Birmingham Airport, AL as the crow flies is 353 km (220 miles).

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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