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Accident
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 21 januari 1943
Tijd:07:30
Type:Martin M-130
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pan American Airways (Pan Am)
Registratie: NC14715
Constructienummer: 557
Bouwjaar: 1934
Aantal vlieguren:14628
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S2A5G
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Totaal:slachtoffers: 19 / inzittenden: 19
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:11 km (6.9 mijl) SSW of Ukiah, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Honolulu (unknown airport), HI, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:1104
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» CAB File No. 1413-43


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