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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Fecha:martes 2 julio 1946
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-201F
Operador:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registración: NC28383
Numéro de série: 4091
Año de Construcción: 1941
Horas Totales de la Célula:14043
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 18
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 21
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Chicago, IL (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:South Bend Regional, IN (SBN/KSBN), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 456
The no. 1 engine failed at 600 feet after takeoff and a return was made to the airport. Meanwhile the pilot tried to restart the engine. As the no. 2 engine failed as well, an emergency landing was carried out. The aircraft struck a telephone pole and came to rest on a railroad track.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the complete loss of power in both engines due to fuel starvation necessitating an emergency landing in an unfavorable area. The cause for fuel starvation of the engines has not been determined."

» CAB File No. 1312-46


photo of Douglas-DC-3-201F-NC28383
accident date: 02-07-1946
type: Douglas DC-3-201F
registration: NC28383

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Chicago Municipal Airport, IL to South Bend Regional, IN as the crow flies is 119 km (74 miles).

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