- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 13, 1947
Time: 04:30
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Operator: Burke Air Transport
Flight #: ?
Route: Newark - Miami
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: NC79024
cn / ln: 9887
Aboard: 36   (passengers:33  crew:3)
Fatalities: 14   (passengers:12  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft, on a charter flight from New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico, crashed into a swamp while attempting to make an emergency landing. Loss of an engine due to a fuel flow problem led to loss of altitude and a crash landing. Six spark plugs in the right engine were found to be defective. A defect found in the carburetor may have contributed to excessive fuel loss. Crew fatigue contributed to the accident.
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