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Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 13 enero 1963
Hora:02:33
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7
Operador:Delta Air Lines
Registración: N4875C
Numéro de série: 44679/526
Año de Construcción: 1954
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Carreteando (TXI)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
A Douglas DC-7 of Delta Air Lines (N4875C, msn 44679) was taxiing for takeoff at Memphis Municipal Airport, Tennessee, USA, when it struck a parked USAF Fairchild C-123B Provider (54-0589, msn 20038). The aircraft was taxiing on an unfamiliar taxiway at night.
The pilot off the DC-7 was killed. The Provider was damaged by fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - failed to see and avoid other aircraft
pilot in command - improper operation of brakes and/or flight controls

Fuentes:
» The Victoria Advocat 15 JAN 1963, p10
» NTSB


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