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Last updated: 27 January 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 12 Januar 1955
Zeit:09:04
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Castleton Inc
Kennzeichen: N999B
Werknummer: 4255
Baujahr: 1942
Betriebsstunden:5677
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-65-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:4 km (2.5 Meilen) W of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY (CVG) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:Battle Creek-WK Kellogg Regional Airport, MI (BTL/KBTL), USA
Flug nach:Lexington-Blue Grass Airport, KY (LEX/KLEX), USA
Unfallbericht:
DC-3 N999B departed Battle Creek at 07:33 for a VFR flight to Lexington, KY.
At 09:02 a TWA Martin 2-0-2 departed Cincinnati Airport runway 22. While making a right turn, the Martin collided with the DC-3 at or near the cloud base (700-900 feet).
The left wing of the DC-3 came in contact with the right propeller of the Martin. The right wing of the Martin and the left wing of the DC-3 then struck resulting in disintegration of the DC-3 wing and causing such structural damage to the Martin right wing that it also separated from the aircraft. The left propeller of the Martin cut across the top of the DC-3 fuselage and through the vertical fin and rudder. Portions of the DC-3 fin and rudder separated in flight.
Both aircraft crashed out of control.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Operation of the DC-3 in the control zone as unknown traffic, without clearance, very close to the base of, or in, the overcast."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (39-43)


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Distance from Battle Creek-WK Kellogg Regional Airport, MI to Lexington-Blue Grass Airport, KY as the crow flies is 475 km (297 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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