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Accident
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 4 november 1940
Tijd:04:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-197
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United Air Lines
Registratie: NC16086
Constructienummer: 1925
Bouwjaar: 1937
Aantal vlieguren:8694
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Centerville, UT (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Elko Airport, NV (EKO/KEKO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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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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 Elko Airport, NV en Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT bedraagt 319 km (199 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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