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Last updated: 27 January 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 12 enero 1955
Hora:09:04
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Castleton Inc
Registración: N999B
Numéro de série: 4255
Año de Construcción: 1942
Horas Totales de la Célula:5677
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-65-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Víctimas de la colisión:Fatalidades: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:4 km (2.5 milles) W of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY (CVG) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Ejecutivo
Aeropuerto de Salida:Battle Creek-WK Kellogg Regional Airport, MI (BTL/KBTL), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lexington-Blue Grass Airport, KY (LEX/KLEX), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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."

Fuentes:
» 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.

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