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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Fecha:viernes 17 febrero 1956
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic M404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin 4-0-4
Operador:Eastern Air Lines
Registración: N445A
Numéro de série: 14122
Año de Construcción: 1951
Horas Totales de la Célula:12373
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB3
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 20
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 23
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Owensboro, KY (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN (EVV/KEVV), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Owensboro-Daviess County Airport, KY (OWB/KOWB), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:EA156
The Martin 4-0-4 took off from Evansville for a 29-mile instrument flight to Owensboro. Weather was poor when the flight arrived near Owensboro: precipitation, ceiling 600 feet, sky obscured, visibility 1 mile, moderate thundershowers, fog, wind NE/3 knots. After turning left to finals the right wing suddenly dropped. The aircraft struck the ground and rolled to an inverted position, sliding to a stop next to runway 05.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An improperly executed final approach, resulting in a stall, during a steep left turn at an altitude too low to permit recovery."

» ICAO Accident Digest No.8, Circular 54-AN/49 (36-39)


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Distance from Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN to Owensboro-Daviess County Airport, KY as the crow flies is 46 km (29 miles).

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