Airplane Crash - New York City, New York 12/30/1945

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - New York City, New York


Date12/30/1945
Time21:13
LocationNew York City, New York
OperatorEastern Air Lines
Flight #14
RoutePhiladelphia - New York City
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationNC18l23
Cn/In1999
Aboard12
Fatalities1
Ground0
SummaryThe pilot, in the belief that he was encountering engine trouble, attempted a landing despite a landing approach which was too high and too fast. Initial contact with the runway was made at a point which provided insufficient room for a landing roll and at an airspeed considerable in excess of normal. The pilot was unable to bring the aircraft to a stop in time to avoid overshooting the runway. The decision of the pilot in attempting a landing from an approach which was too high and too fast.

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