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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 7 août 1949
Heure:17:09
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Compagnie:Capital Airlines
Immatriculation: NC45379
Numéro de série: 11776
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Heures de vol:12617
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 20
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 23
Victime de la collision:victimes: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Milwaukee, WI (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Muskegon Airport, MI (MKG/KMKG), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI (MKE/KMKE), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 19
Détails:
Capital Airlines Flight 19 was flying between Norfolk, VA, and Milwaukee, WI, with scheduled stops en route. At Detroit a routine crew change was made and the flight continued to Muskegon, MI. At 16:34, Flight 19 departed from Muskegon and was cleared VFR to Milwaukee. The weather en route and at Milwaukee was reported as clear with 15 miles visibility. Over Lake Michigan, approximately six miles east of Milwaukee, the crew contacted Milwaukee Tower and was advised the wind was south-southeast eight to ten miles per hour and that the runway in use was Number 13. At this time the aircraft was descending from its cruising altitude of 4,000 feet at an indicated air speed of 160 miles per hour. A Cessna 140 (N3198N) took off from Maitland Airport at approximately 17:00. The aircraft was seen to climb and circle the airport in a left-hand traffic pattern. The DC-3 was observed while descending to approach Maitland Airport from the east and to fly over the field in a shallow left turn toward the southwest. At the same time, the Cessna was also observed to be making a climbing left turn near the southwest boundary of the airport. Neither aircraft altered its course and they collided. The Cessna received major damage and immediately fell to the ground and was destroyed by impact. Although the DC-3 received major damage flight was continued to the General Mitchell Airport where a safe landing was made.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the pilots in the DC-3 to observe and avoid the Cessna aircraft in flight."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 1-0077


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Plan
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 Muskegon Airport, MI et Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI est de 136 km (85 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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