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Last updated: 23 September 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 10 marzo 1948
Hora:22:58
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Operador:Delta Air Lines
Registración: NC37478
Numéro de série: 18390
Año de Construcción: 1944
Horas Totales de la Célula:6509
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 9
Total:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:DL705
Descripción:
DC-4 NC37478 arrived at Chicago's Municipal Airport at 21:06. The airplane was prepared for the return flight to Miami and finally departed from the ramp at 22:45. Takeoff on the right north-south runway was started at 22:57. The takeoff roll and the first part of the climb appeared to be normal until it had reached an altitude between 150 and 200 feet. Then it assumed a very steep, near vertical, climbing attitude. At 500-800 feet the airplane appeared to stall, and the nose and right wing dropped. A partial recovery from the stall was made before the aircraft crashed to the ground and burst into flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the loss of longitudinal control of the airplane. The cause for the loss of control remains undetermined."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 1-0023
» Chicago Tribune 11-3-1948


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photo of Douglas-DC-4-NC37478
accident date: 10-03-1948
type: Douglas DC-4
registration: NC37478
 

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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 Chicago Municipal Airport, IL to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1892 km (1183 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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Douglas DC-4

  • 1242 built
  • 88th loss
  • 45th accidente fatal
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