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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 24 May 1938
Time:22:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DST-A-207A (DC-3)
Operator:United Airlines
Registration: NC18108
C/n / msn: 1956
First flight: 1938
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:14 km (8.8 mls) E of Cleveland Municipal Airport, OH (CLE) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
Destination airport:Cleveland Municipal Airport, OH (CLE/KCLE), United States of America
Flightnumber: 9
Narrative:
United Air Lines Trip No.9 originated in Newark, NJ and was bound for Chicago, IL with an intermediate stop in Cleveland, OH.
The flight departed Newark at 19:41 in favorable weather conditions. The flight progressed normally until the last radio contact at 22:07 when the flight reported over Parkman at 4000 feet. After that time a fire developed in the right hand engine. The airplane crashed while the pilot attempted a forced landing on the side of a hill above Granger Road, 8,5 miles east of Cleveland Airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A fire in the right engine accessory section which resulted from the failure of a cylinder barrel and was fed from the right engine oil supply."

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

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Distance from Newark Airport, NJ to Cleveland Municipal Airport, OH as the crow flies is 644 km (403 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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