- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 26, 1941
Time: 11:50
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Operator: Eastern Air Lines
Flight #: 21
Route: New York City - Washington D.C. - Atlanta - Brownsville
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: NC28394
cn / ln: 3204
Aboard: 16   (passengers:13  crew:3)
Fatalities: 9   (passengers:6  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into a hill in pine woods, near Chandler Field, while attempting to make an instrument landing approach in rain and fog. The failure of the captain in charge of the flight to exercise the proper degree of fare by not checking his altimeters to determine whether both were correctly set and properly functioning before commencing his landing approach. A substantial contributing factor was the absence of an established uniform cockpit procedure on Eastern Air Lines by which both the captain and co-pilot are required to make a complete check of the controls and instruments during landing operations. Captain Edward Rickenbacker, President of Eastern Air Lines, survived the crash.
Sources

Return to Home Page

Copyright Richard Kebabjian / www.planecrashinfo.com