Date: December 30, 1945
Time: 21:13
Location: New York City, New York
Operator: Eastern Air Lines
Flight #: 14
Route: Philadelphia - New York City
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: NC18l23
cn / ln: 1999
Aboard: 12   (passengers:9  crew:3)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:1  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The pilot, in the belief that he was encountering engine trouble, attempted a landing despite a landing approach which was too high and too fast. Initial contact with the runway was made at a point which provided insufficient room for a landing roll and at an airspeed considerable in excess of normal. The pilot was unable to bring the aircraft to a stop in time to avoid overshooting the runway. The decision of the pilot in attempting a landing from an approach which was too high and too fast.

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