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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 4 noviembre 1944
Hora:ca 17:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-454
Operador:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registración: NC28310
Numéro de série: 4992
Año de Construcción: 1940
Horas Totales de la Célula:13167
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-G100
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 21
Total:Fatalidades: 24 / Ocupantes: 24
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Hanford, CA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 8
Descripción:
Flight 8 took off at 16:00, one hour behind schedule, and proceeded according to plan to a cruising altitude of 10,000 feet for Burbank on an instrument clearance. It reported over Fresno on schedule cruising at 10,000 feet and estimated Bakersfield at 17:35. Near Hanford, the plane was seen to enter a rapidly forming thunderstorm in cumulo-nimbus clouds. The DC-3 entered an inverted flying attitude, probably due to severe turbulence. The plane than broke up and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "On the basis of all the evidence available the Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the failure of the airplane's structure as a result of severe turbulence. An important contributing cause was the fact that the airplane was undoubtedly in an abnormal attitude of flight, i.e., inverted, at the instant of structural failure. The cause of the airplane becoming inverted has not been determined."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 3640-44


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Distance from San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA to Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA as the crow flies is 521 km (326 miles).

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