Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Datum:zaterdag 11 november 1944
Tijd:20:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-16143
Constructienummer: 20609
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Totaal:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:22 km (13.8 mijl) N of Glendale, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bakersfield-Meadows Field, CA (BFL/KBFL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Los Angeles-Mines Field, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
A Douglas C-47 transport plane was destroyed when it collided with terrain during descent towards Los Angeles. It struck trees on a ridge, broke up and caught fire. All thirteen on board were killed. The airplane operated on a flight from San Rafael-Hamilton Field, CA (SRF) to Los Angeles-Mines Field, CA (LAX) via Bakersfield-Meadows Field, CA (BFL).
Erroneous wind information was given to the crew before departure from Bakersfield. The airplane went off course and a descent was initiated when the airplane was still over mountainous terrain. The aircraft crashed in Wildcat Canyon, approx. 2 miles NE of Strawberry Peak 1/4 from bottom of Big Tujunga Canyon.


Bronnen:
» Aircraft Wrecks in Southern California
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles


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Kaart
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 Bakersfield-Meadows Field, CA en Los Angeles-Mines Field, CA bedraagt 175 km (109 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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