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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Fecha:domingo 6 enero 1946
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-392
Operador:Pennsylvania-Central Airlines
Registración: NC21786
Numéro de série: 4131
Año de Construcción: 1941
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-G102A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 11
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Knoxville Airport, TN (TYS/KTYS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM/KBHM), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 105
The DC-3 was high and fast on the approach after breaking through the clouds on an instrument approach to Birmingham. The aircraft touched down at the runway intersections and continued tail high off the runway. It ran through a perimeter fence and ended up in a creek.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The action of the pilot in committing himself to a landing from an approach which was too high and too fast."

» CAB File No. 301-46


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Distance from Knoxville Airport, TN to Birmingham Airport, AL as the crow flies is 353 km (220 miles).

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