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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 24 Mai 1938
Zeit:22:17
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DST-A-207A (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United Airlines
Kennzeichen: NC18108
Werknummer: 1956
Baujahr: 1938
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:14 km (8.8 Meilen) E of Cleveland Municipal Airport, OH (CLE) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), USA
Flug nach:Cleveland Municipal Airport, OH (CLE/KCLE), USA
Flugnummer: 9
Unfallbericht:
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."



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

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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