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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 22 April 1947
Zeit:10:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Fluggesellschaft:Delta Air Lines
Kennzeichen: NC49657
Werknummer: 9066
Baujahr: 1943
Betriebsstunden:2899
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Columbus, GA (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:Macon (unknown airport), GA, USA
Flug nach:Columbus-Muscogee Airport, GA, USA
Unfallbericht:
While on approach to runway 05, a private aircraft (a Vultee BT-13, registered NC55312 and owned by the Tuskegee Aviation Institute) landed on top of the DC-3. Both aircraft climbed from 10 feet to 150 feet because the DC-3's tail was forced down by the BT-13, and the pilot had applied power. Both aircraft crashed and burned.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the failure of the pilot in the BT-13 to fly a standard left hand pattern in his approach to the airport and to Keep a diligent lookout for other traffic."

Informationsquelle:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 46)
» CAB Accident Investigation Report


Fotos

photo of Douglas-DC-3C-NC49657
accident date: 22-04-1947
type: Douglas DC-3C (C-47-DL)
registration: NC49657
 
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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