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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- Adopted November 28, 1947; released December 2, 1947.
Civil Aeronautics Board1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States 20428
- Publication Date: 1947-12-2
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Pagination: 7p
- TRT Terms: Air transportation crashes; Altitude; Approach; Crash causes; Crash investigation
- Identifier Terms: Eastern Air Lines, Inc.
- Geographic Terms: Alexandria (Virginia)
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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