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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 22 janvier 1952
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-0
Compagnie:American Airlines
Immatriculation: N94229
Numéro de série: 54
Année de Fabrication: 1948
Heures de vol:6633
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83AM3
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 20 / à bord: 20
Total:victimes: 23 / à bord: 23
Victimes au sol:victimes: 7
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:5,5 km (3.4 milles) SE of Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Syracuse-Hancock Airport, NY (SYR/KSYR), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:AA6780
Flight 6780 originated at Buffalo, New York, for Newark, New Jersey, with stops scheduled at Rochester, New York, and Syracuse, New York. The first two legs of the flight were uneventful. At 14:01 the airplane departed Syracuse and climbed to the assigned cruising altitude of 7000 feet. The flight reported over Paterson, New Jersey at 15:21 at 7,000 feet and was cleared to descend. At 15:39, at an altitude of 1500 feet, the flight was told it could start its approach inbound from Linden. The flight reported leaving Linden inbound at 1541, and was instructed to listen to advisories from Ground Control Approach on the frequency of the localizer voice transmission and cleared to land on runway 06. At five miles out the flight was 900 feet left off course, but the Newark radar controller guided the crew for the approach. At three and a half miles out the plane drifted to the right until it was 900 feet off course. The airplane continued off course and descended until it crashed and burned at the approximate corner of the intersection of Williamson and South Streets in Elizabeth, New Jersey. This position is about 2,100 feet to the right (southeast) of the glide path and about 3-3/8 miles from the touch-down point on runway 06.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that there is insufficient evidence available at this time upon which to predicate a probable cause."

» CAB File No. 1-0016


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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 Syracuse-Hancock Airport, NY et Newark International Airport, NJ est de 311 km (194 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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Convair CV-240

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