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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 8 januari 1959
Tijd:20:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-197B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Southeast Airlines
Registratie: N18941
Constructienummer: 2007
Bouwjaar: 1938
Aantal vlieguren:56755
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Mt. Holston, TN (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Knoxville-McGhee Tyson Airport, TN (TYS/KTYS), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bristol, VA/Johnson City/Kingsport-Tri-Cities Regional, TN (TRI/KTRI), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 308
Beschrijving:
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."

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


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Kaart
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 Knoxville-McGhee Tyson Airport, TN en Bristol, VA/Johnson City/Kingsport-Tri-Cities Regional, TN bedraagt 159 km (100 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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