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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Friday 28 December 1934
Time:20:35
Type:Curtiss T-32C Condor II
Operator:American Airways
Registration: NC12363
C/n / msn: 23
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Wilmurt, NY (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Syracuse-Hancock Airport, NY (SYR/KSYR), United States of America
Destination airport:Albany Airport, NY (ALB/KALB), United States of America
Narrative:
Struck trees during a forced landing. The engines had lost power because the carburetor had become clogged with ice as the plane flew through a snow storm.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the company to have on duty in the Division Control Office a compentent dispatcher in charge of flight control."

Sources:
» Bureau of Air Commerce report


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Distance from Syracuse-Hancock Airport, NY to Albany Airport, NY as the crow flies is 191 km (119 miles).

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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