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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Datum:maandag 16 mei 1938
Tijd:14:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Northwest Airlines
Registratie: NC17394
Constructienummer: 1439
Bouwjaar: 1938
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Saugus, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Burbank Airport, CA (BUR/KBUR), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Las Vegas McCarran Field, NV (LSV/KLSV), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
Struck Stroh Peak at 3,300 feet in Mint Canyon, 27 minutes after taking off from Burbank Airport for Las Vegas and on the way to Saint Paul. The brand new Lockheed was on its delivery flight from Burbank to its new owners, Northwest Airlines.
Vice-president of Northwest Frederick Whittlemore (42), was among those killed in the accident.
Flying in foggy conditions it struck the first of a series of ridges and bounced off two others, disintegrating on the way, before coming to rest and burning out on a hill called Stroh Peak.

Bronnen:
» 1938 Lockheed Electra Crash in Mint Canyon
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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Kaart
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 Airport, CA en Las Vegas McCarran Field, NV bedraagt 375 km (234 miles).

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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