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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 10 maart 1948
Tijd:22:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Delta Air Lines
Registratie: NC37478
Constructienummer: 18390
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:6509
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 9
Totaal:slachtoffers: 12 / inzittenden: 13
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:DL705
Beschrijving:
DC-4 NC37478 arrived at Chicago's Municipal Airport at 21:06. The airplane was prepared for the return flight to Miami and finally departed from the ramp at 22:45. Takeoff on the right north-south runway was started at 22:57. The takeoff roll and the first part of the climb appeared to be normal until it had reached an altitude between 150 and 200 feet. Then it assumed a very steep, near vertical, climbing attitude. At 500-800 feet the airplane appeared to stall, and the nose and right wing dropped. A partial recovery from the stall was made before the aircraft crashed to the ground and burst into flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the loss of longitudinal control of the airplane. The cause for the loss of control remains undetermined."

Bronnen:
» CAB File No. 1-0023
» Chicago Tribune 11-3-1948


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photo of Douglas-DC-4-NC37478
accident date: 10-03-1948
type: Douglas DC-4
registration: NC37478
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Chicago Municipal Airport, IL en Miami International Airport, FL bedraagt 1892 km (1183 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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Douglas DC-4

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