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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Datum:dinsdag 2 juli 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-201F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registratie: NC28383
Constructienummer: 4091
Bouwjaar: 1941
Aantal vlieguren:14043
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 18
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 21
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Chicago, IL (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:South Bend Regional, IN (SBN/KSBN), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 456
The no. 1 engine failed at 600 feet after takeoff and a return was made to the airport. Meanwhile the pilot tried to restart the engine. As the no. 2 engine failed as well, an emergency landing was carried out. The aircraft struck a telephone pole and came to rest on a railroad track.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the complete loss of power in both engines due to fuel starvation necessitating an emergency landing in an unfavorable area. The cause for fuel starvation of the engines has not been determined."

» CAB File No. 1312-46


photo of Douglas-DC-3-201F-NC28383
accident date: 02-07-1946
type: Douglas DC-3-201F
registration: NC28383

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 Chicago Municipal Airport, IL en South Bend Regional, IN bedraagt 119 km (74 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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