Unfallbericht:The DC-3 had overshot the first, instrument, approach to Charleston. The pilot then departed from his standard missed approach procedure to attempt an approach to another runway for which he had received clearance. He tried to remain visual while flying below a 500 feet ragged ceiling. Flying over dark, heavily wooded terrain, the left wing struck treetops. The aircraft lost control and crashed.
|Datum:||31 DEZ 1946|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Inter Continental Air Transport|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||5 km (3.1 Meilen) NW of Charleston, SC (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Flug von:||Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), USA|
|Flug nach:||Charleston Municipal Airport, SC (CHS/KCHS), USA|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Newark International Airport, NJ to Charleston Municipal Airport, SC as the crow flies is 1005 km (628 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.