Accident Investigation Report: Eastern Air Lines, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, October 11, 1946

Eastern Air Lines' Flight 564 crashed near Alexandria, Virginia, at 2325, October 11, 1946, during an instrument approach to Washington National Airport. The Douglas DC-4, NC-88729, was demolished by impact and subsequent fire. The pilot was seriously injured, however, none of the remaining 3 crew members or the 22 passengers sustained other than minor injuries. The Civil Aeronautics Board found that the probable cause of this accident was the failure of the pilot to maintain flight at or above the minimum safe altitude for instrument approach to Washington National Airport.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Adopted November 28, 1947; released December 2, 1947.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Civil Aeronautics Board

    1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20428
  • Publication Date: 1947-12-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 7p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: File no. 4400-46, SA-127
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2018 8:28AM