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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 19 December 1936
Time:20:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-112
Operating for:Eastern Air Lines
Leased from:North American Aviation
Registration: NC13732
C/n / msn: 1258
First flight: 1934
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) NE of Milford, PA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Charleston Municipal Airport, SC (CHS/KCHS), United States of America
Destination airport:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed into trees in bad weather at night on wooded hillside 60 miles (97 km) from its destination Newark.

Probable Cause:

Causes:
Error on the part of the pilot for attempting to go down under the overcast without first definitely proving his position.
Improper dispatching for clearing the flight into an area of predicted bad weather, particularly when the area cleared through did not permit a safe return, and
Static conditions encountered which rendered reception of the radio range signales over the airplane's range receivers unintelligible.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Charleston Municipal Airport, SC to Newark Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 1005 km (628 miles).

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