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Datum:Mittwoch 22 Dezember 1954
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3C)
Fluggesellschaft:Johnson Flying Service
Kennzeichen: N24320
Werknummer: 20197
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 23
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 28
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:3 km (1.9 Meilen) SE of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA (AGC) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), USA
Flug nach:Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA (AGC/KAGC), USA
Ditched in Monongahela River following fuel exhaustion. The aircraft was on a civil air movement flight of military personnel to Tacoma. The airplane was repaired.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Fuel exhaustion brought about by inadequate flight planning. Contributing factors were inadequate crew supervision and training."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (205-210)
» The Pittsburgh Press - Dec 23, 1954


photo of Douglas-C-47A-N24320
accident date: 22-12-1954
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: N24320

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Newark International Airport, NJ to Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA as the crow flies is 485 km (303 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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