- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: December 12, 1949
Time: 20:45
Location: Washington, D.C.
Operator: Capital Airlines
Flight #: 500
Route: New Port News - Washington D.C.
AC Type: Douglas DC-3-313A
Registration: NC-25691
cn / ln: 2556
Aboard: 23   (passengers:20  crew:3)
Fatalities: 6   (passengers:4  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed 1,875 feet, short of the runway threshold, into the Potomac River while approaching Washington National Airport. Immediately before the accident and during the execution of an instrument approach, the aircraft was stalled at too low an altitude to effect recovery.
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