Accident
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 1 diciembre 1944
Hora:19:45
Tipo:Lockheed C-60A-1-LO Lodestar
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-32197
Numéro de série: 18-2287
Año de Construcción: 1942
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:6,5 km (4.1 milles) W of Keene, CA (   Estados Unidos de América) show on map
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Hondo AAF, TX (HDO/KHDO), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fresno Air Terminal, CA (FAT/KFAT), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The Lockheed Lodestar collided with the north slope of Bear Mountain at an elevation of 4300 ft msl. The pilot was probably descending in instrument conditions when the accident happened.

Fuentes:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» 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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Distance from Hondo AAF, TX to Fresno Air Terminal, CA as the crow flies is 2065 km (1291 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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