Accident Douglas DC-2-112 NC13735, Tuesday 18 October 1938
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Date:Tuesday 18 October 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-2-112
Owner/operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: NC13735
MSN: 1261
Year of manufacture:1934
Engine model:Wright R-1820-F2B Cyclone
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Montgomery Municipal Airport, AL (GUN) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Montgomery Municipal Airport, AL (GUN)
Destination airport:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL)
Investigating agency: CAB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The takeoff and climb from Montgomery Airport were normal until shortly after the gear was raised, when vibration set in from the right engine, of such intensity as to result in the engine being throttled.
A fire erupted in the engine and progressed into the center section and the cockpit, destroying the aircraft after an emergency landing had been effected.
The aircraft operated on a flight from San Antonio, TX to Newark, NJ with en route stops at Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, Montgomery, Atlanta, Spartanburg, Charlotte, Greenboro, Richmond, Washington, Baltimore and Camden (PHL).

Fire in the right engine nacelle, resulting from progressive failure of engine parts, which increased in area and intensity to such an extent as to make it impossible to continue the aircraft in flight.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAB
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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