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Last updated: 26 October 2021
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Datum:donderdag 18 april 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Capital Airlines
Registratie: N88839
Constructienummer: 3060
Bouwjaar: 1942
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 51
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 55
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Buffalo Municipal Airport, NY (BUF/KBUF), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The DC-4 was on a simulated ILS approach to Pittsburgh when the co-pilot established visual reference with the runway. The approach was continued visually, but the rate of descent was excessive. The captain applied power, but before recovery was complete, the right main gear struck the embankment short of the runway. Full power was applied and a go-around carried out. Severe buffeting and a no. 3 engine fire were experienced as the DC-4 circled for another approach. The landing was carried out safely, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair

Bronnen:
» Eugene Register-Guard - Apr 19, 1957


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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 Buffalo Municipal Airport, NY en Pittsburgh International Airport, PA bedraagt 297 km (186 miles).

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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