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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 10 August 1937
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-112
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: NC13739
MSN: 1289
First flight: 1934
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Daytona Beach Municipal Airport, FL (DAB) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Daytona Beach Municipal Airport, FL (DAB/KDAB), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami-36th Street Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Crashed after striking pylon on takeoff at night.
The aircraft operated on Trip No. 7 from Chicago, IL to Miami, FL with en route stops at Indianapolis, IN, Louisville, KY, Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Atlanta, GA, Jacksonville, FL and Daytona Beach, FL.

Probable Cause:

The probable cause of this accident was the absence of reasonable notice to those operating and navigating the aircraft that an object had been erected, which constituted a hazard to the aircraft taking off.

» CAB report


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Distance from Daytona Beach Municipal Airport, FL to Miami-36th Street Airport, FL as the crow flies is 382 km (239 miles).

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