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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 25 agosto 1946
Hora:22:10
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: NC88826
Numéro de série: 19776
Año de Construcción: 1944
Horas Totales de la Célula:3462
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:8 km (5 milles) WSW of Ashland, MS (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Naturaleza:Entrenamiento
Aeropuerto de Salida:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:AA26
Descripción:
The DC-3, named "Flagship Tulsa" was scheduled for a routine training flight of approximately three hours duration in the Memphis area at an altitude of 4,000 feet. The aircraft departed Memphis Municipal Airport at 21:10. Nothing more was heard from the flight. It appeared that the DC-3 had crashed into the ground at high speed and in an extremely nose-low attitude. As a result of the investigation of this accident, it appears that the aircraft, for reasons not determined, entered an unusual attitude from which recovery was not completed. Recovery in this instance may have been complicated by unsecured ballast or defective instruments, or both.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the loss of control of the aircraft during an unusual attitude. Neither the reason for the initial loss of control nor the reason for the pilot's failure to recover has been determined."

Fuentes:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 43)
» CAB File No. 5181-46


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