ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-3C NC53196 Newark Airport, NJ (EWR)
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Date:Sunday 4 May 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operator:Union Southern Airlines
Registration: NC53196
MSN: 19435
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Louisville-Standiford Field, KY (SDF/KSDF), United States of America
Destination airport:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
The DC-3 passenger plane, NC53196, was approaching Newark Airport, NJ for landing. The airplane was too far to the right for an approach to runway 6 and the tower controller radioed that he was in line for an approach to runway 28. The approach was then made to runway 28 which is 7100 ft long with an additional usable 500 feet at the end. The approach was fast, however and contact was not made with the runway until within the last 2000 feet. The aircraft continued off the runway and ran into a drainage ditch where a fire broke out, which was quickly extinguished.

Runway excursion
Runway excursion


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Distance from Louisville-Standiford Field, KY to Newark Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 1024 km (640 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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