|Crash site||Groveton, Virginia, U.S.A.|
|Airline||Eastern Air Lines|
|Aircraft||Douglas C-54 – NC88729|
|Route||Miami – Tampa – Atlanta – Washington D.C./National – New York/Newark|
|Crew||4 – 4 survivors|
|Passengers||22 – 22 survivors|
The flight departed Atlanta at 20:27 and nearing Washington, the crew obtained permission to approach the National Airport. At 23:16 the crew reported that they had missed its approach and requested clearance for a second approach. While maneuvering for another approach the plane struck a ridge at Groveton near Alexandria 10 km south-southwest of Washington National Airport. All onboard got out of the plane which caught fire.
Only a part of the mail was recovered and especially some from South America to various countries in Europe. I have recorded one Nordic item which is shown below.
Examples of mail