Airplane Crash - Carmel, New Jersey 01/05/1947

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Carmel, New Jersey


Date01/05/1947
Time20:00
LocationCarmel, New Jersey
OperatorNationwide Air Transport
RouteMiami - Raleigh - Washington
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN50046
Cn/In34373
Aboard23
Fatalities3
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft diverted from Washington to Millville because of heavy traffiin the Washington area. Near fuel exhaustion forced the crew to carry out an emergency landing. While maneuvering to find a suitable location during heavy snow, the aircraft struck trees and crashed. Failure of the Weather Bureau to anticipate below minimum conditions north and south of Washington. Failure of CAA to transmit the flight plan to Millville in sufficient time to alert that station to the arrival of the flight.

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