Airplane Crash - Washington, D.C. 12/12/1949

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Washington, D.C.


Date12/12/1949
Time20:45
LocationWashington, D.C.
OperatorCapital Airlines
Flight #500
RouteNew Port News - Washington D.C.
TypeDouglas DC-3-313A
RegistrationNC-25691
Cn/In2556
Aboard23
Fatalities6
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed 1,875 feet, short of the runway threshold, into the PotomaRiver while approaching Washington National Airport. Immediately before the accident and during the execution of an instrument approach, the aircraft was stalled at too low an altitude to effect recovery.

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