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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Datum:dinsdag 18 oktober 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-112
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Eastern Air Lines
Registratie: NC13735
Constructienummer: 1261
Bouwjaar: 1934
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-F2B Cyclone
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 14
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Montgomery Municipal Airport, AL (GUN) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Montgomery Municipal Airport, AL (GUN), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Montgomery Municipal Airport, AL en Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA bedraagt 217 km (136 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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