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Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 22 diciembre 1954
Hora:23:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3C)
Operador:Johnson Flying Service
Registración: N24320
Numéro de série: 20197
Año de Construcción: 1944
Horas Totales de la Célula:5738
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 23
Total:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 28
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:3 km (1.9 milles) SE of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA (AGC) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA (AGC/KAGC), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:4844C
Descripción:
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."

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


Fotos

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

Map
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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