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Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 13 januari 1963
Tijd:02:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Delta Air Lines
Registratie: N4875C
Constructienummer: 44679/526
Bouwjaar: 1954
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Taxi (TXI)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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

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


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