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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:zaterdag 4 november 1944
Tijd:ca 17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-454
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registratie: NC28310
Constructienummer: 4992
Bouwjaar: 1940
Aantal vlieguren:13167
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-G100
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 21
Totaal:slachtoffers: 24 / inzittenden: 24
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Hanford, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 8
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» CAB File No. 3640-44


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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 San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA en Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA bedraagt 521 km (326 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 1224e ongeval
  • 384e dodelijk ongeval
  • 10e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 132e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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