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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Fecha:martes 18 octubre 1938
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-112
Operador:Eastern Air Lines
Registración: NC13735
Numéro de série: 1261
Año de Construcción: 1934
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-F2B Cyclone
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 11
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 14
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Montgomery Municipal Airport, AL (GUN) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Montgomery Municipal Airport, AL (GUN), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 2
The takeoff and climb from Montgomery Airport were normal until shortly after the gear was raised, when vibration set in from the right engine, of such intensity as to result in the engine being throttled.
A fire erupted in the engine and progressed into the center section and the cockpit, destroying the aircraft after an emergency landing had been effected.
The aircraft operated on a flight from San Antonio, TX to Newark, NJ with en route stops at Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, Montgomery, Atlanta, Spartanburg, Charlotte, Greenboro, Richmond, Washington, Baltimore and Camden (PHL).

Probable Cause:

Fire in the right engine nacelle, resulting from progressive failure of engine parts, which increased in area and intensity to such an extent as to make it impossible to continue the aircraft in flight.


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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 Montgomery Municipal Airport, AL to Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA as the crow flies is 217 km (136 miles).

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