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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 25 February 1948
Time:06:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3C)
Operator:Bruning Aviation
Registration: NC36498
C/n / msn: 12527
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:3300
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Columbus, OH (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Pittsburgh (unknown airport), PA, United States of America
Destination airport:Columbus (unknown airport), OH, United States of America
Narrative:
The captain descended below minima while on an instrument approach to Columbus. The DC-3 struck trees and crashed at an elevation of 1140 feet; the minimum altitude for that part being 1600 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the continuation of an instrument approach below an altitude sufficient to clear the terrain en route."

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 47)
» CAB File No. 1-0033


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