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Last updated: 20 September 2018
Datum:dinsdag 9 februari 1937
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-197
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United Airlines
Registratie: NC16073
Constructienummer: 1913
Bouwjaar: 1936
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:3 km (1.9 mijl) NE van San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Burbank-Union Air Terminal (BUR/KBUR), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:Trip 23
Crashed into San Francisco Bay while on approach. The co-pilot dropped his microphone which jammed the controls, preventing the pilot from pulling out of the glide. Nine passengers and three crew died.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Accidental jamming of the elevator controls as a result of a microphone being inadvertently dropped and lodging in such a position that the crew was unable to prevent rapid descent of the airplane."


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Burbank-Union Air Terminal en San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA bedraagt 521 km (326 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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