- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 16, 1946
Time: c 01:00
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Operator: Viking Air Transport
Flight #: ?
Route: Richmond - Atlanta
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: NC53218
cn / ln: 19626
Aboard: 27   (passengers:25  crew:2)
Fatalities: 27   (passengers:25  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: Engine trouble after takeoff forced the crew to return to Richmond. While the crew was attempting to land a second time, an engine was shut down because it was running rough. The pilot apparently shut down the wrong engine. The plane stalled and crashed to earth, nose first. Inability of the crew to maintain adequate control of the aircraft to effect an emergency single-engine instrument approach under adverse weather conditions.
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