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Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 21 Januar 1943
Zeit:07:30
Flugzeugtyp:Martin M-130
Fluggesellschaft:Pan American Airways (Pan Am)
Kennzeichen: NC14715
Werknummer: 557
Baujahr: 1934
Betriebsstunden:14628
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S2A5G
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 19 / Insassen: 19
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:11 km (6.9 Meilen) SSW of Ukiah, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Honolulu (unknown airport), HI, USA
Flug nach:San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), USA
Flugnummer:1104
Unfallbericht:
Crashed into a mountain at an elevation of about 2,500 feet. Weather was poor . The aircraft, flying in a northerly direction, had descended into mountainous terrain at a 10-degree angle, clipped trees, struck the ground, broke up and burned.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the captain to determine his position accurately before descending to a dangerously low altitude under extremely poor weather conditions during the hours of darkness."

Informationsquelle:
» CAB File No. 1413-43


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