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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 21 agosto 1946
Hora:04:19
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Trans-Luxury Airlines
Registración: NC51878
Numéro de série: 4542
Año de Construcción: 1942
Horas Totales de la Célula:4121
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 22
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 25
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Moline, IL (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA/KOMA), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
A no. 1 engine oil leak was inspected by a mechanic prior to the next flight. The flight departed Chicago at 03:03, The flight was continued under instrument flight rules and was cleared to cruise at 4,000 feet via airway Green 3 to the Omaha Airport. At approximately 04:00, within about 35 miles of Moline, a flash of fire was observed at the left engine. The propeller was feathered and a descent initiated for a nearby airport. The aircraft overshot the landing on runway 22, so the pilot executed a go around. A left turn was flown with gear and flaps extended. The left wing touched the ground and the aircraft cartwheeled. The engine failure was caused by a no. 5 cylinder fracture.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The faulty execution of an emergency single engine approach following failure of the left engine in flight. A contributing factor was the failure of the pilot to exercise sufficient caution by having, a qualified mechanic determine the reasons for oil leakage in the left engine prior to departure from Chicago."

Fuentes:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 43)
» CAB File No. 2254-46


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photo of Douglas-C-47-NC51878
accident date: 21-08-1946
type: Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
registration: NC51878
 
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