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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 1 Mai 1942
Zeit:23:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DST-A-207A (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United Air Lines
Kennzeichen: NC18146
Werknummer: 1978
Baujahr: 1938
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 17
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:6 km (3.8 Meilen) NE of Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT (SLC) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Oakland Municipal Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), USA
Flug nach:Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), USA
Flugnummer:Trip 4
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft impacted the side of a hill.

United Trip 4 was a passenger flight from San Francisco Municipal Airport, California, with New York, as its destination. Intermediate stops were scheduled, the first two of which were Oakland, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
"The probable cause of the accident was a deviation from the proper course, for reasons undetermined, after the trip had become contact within ten miles of the airport."



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Oakland Municipal Airport, CA to Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT as the crow flies is 938 km (587 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 44th loss
  • 21st Fataler Unfall
  • 5th worst accident (Zu diesem Zeitpunkt)
  • 300th worst accident (Momentan)
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