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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 4 noviembre 1940
Hora:04:42
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-197
Operador:United Air Lines
Registración: NC16086
Numéro de série: 1925
Año de Construcción: 1937
Horas Totales de la Célula:8694
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Total:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Centerville, UT (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Elko Airport, NV (EKO/KEKO), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
Crashed into the west side Bountiful Peak at the 6700 ft level during a snowstorm due to failure of navigational equipment.
. Bountiful Peak is located in the Wasatch Mountains
The aircraft operated United Air Lines Trip 16 from from Oakland Municipal Airport, California to Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, Utah with stops at San Francisco and Sacrmento, California, and Reno and Elko, Nevada.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
The malfunctioning of the Salt Lake radio range.
Substantial contributing factors to the accident were:
(1) The failure of the communications operators at Tintic, Plymouth, and Salt Lake City, Utah, whose duty it was to monitor the range, to detect its malfunctioning and immediately notify those concerned; and
(2) The failure of the pilot of Trip 16 to follow to the fullest extent established radio range techique in accordance with the requirements of the procedre established by United and approved by the Civil Aeronautics Administratir.



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Distance from Elko Airport, NV to Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT as the crow flies is 319 km (199 miles).

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