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Status:Final
Date:Saturday 16 October 1965
Time:16:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7B
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: N824D
MSN: 45333/888
First flight: 1957
Total airframe hrs:20138
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 57
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 62
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), United States of America
Narrative:
The undercarriage collapsed when the DC-7 undershot the runway on landing. A fire developed in the right wing area.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S): pilot in command - misjudged distance,speed,and altitude

Classification:
Undershoot
Undershoot/overshoot

Sources:
» NTSB File 1-0063


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