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Last updated: 21 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 8 janvier 1959
Heure:20:32
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-197B
Compagnie:Southeast Airlines
Immatriculation: N18941
Numéro de série: 2007
Année de Fabrication: 1938
Heures de vol:56755
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 7 / à bord: 7
Total:victimes: 10 / à bord: 10
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Mt. Holston, TN (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Knoxville-McGhee Tyson Airport, TN (TYS/KTYS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Bristol, VA/Johnson City/Kingsport-Tri-Cities Regional, TN (TRI/KTRI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 308
Détails:
The DC-3 departed Nashville for a flight to Knoxville and Tri-City with an inoperative radio compass. This defect was not entered in the aircraft log. The first leg of the flight was uneventful, apart from a 27 minute delay in the departure from Knoxville. Approaching Tri-City, the flight crew were cleared for an instrument runway 27 approach. Weather reported was 900 feet broken ceiling, 1700 feet overcast, visibility 3 miles, light snow, fog. The flight crew later reported not being able to pick up the Outer Marker visually, nor aurally due to problems with the ADF. The aircraft had passed east of the Outer Marker, turning beyond the normal procedure turn area and descending below surrounding terrain. The aircraft crashed on the northwest side of the rugged and heavily wooded Holston mountain range.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines the probable cause of this accident was the failure of the pilot to identify Gray intersection properly and his decision to continue an ILS approach contrary to company and regulatory procedures."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (53-58)


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Knoxville-McGhee Tyson Airport, TN et Bristol, VA/Johnson City/Kingsport-Tri-Cities Regional, TN est de 159 km (100 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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