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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 31 Januar 1946
Zeit:02:47
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-194H
Fluggesellschaft:United Air Lines
Kennzeichen: NC25675
Werknummer: 2147
Baujahr: 1939
Betriebsstunden:16333
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Elk Mountain, WY (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Boise Air Terminal, ID (BOI/KBOI), USA
Flug nach:Denver (unknown airport), CO, USA
Flugnummer: 14
Unfallbericht:
The crew made an unauthorized deviation from the airway, trying to reduce distance on a 'dog-leg' of the airway. The DC-3 collided with Elk Mountain 340 feet below the crest, at an elevation approximately 180 feet below its assigned cruising altitude (11,000 feet) and 4 1/2 miles south of Airway Green 3.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The deviation from the prescribed route at an altitude insufficient to assure adequate clearance over Elk Mountain."

Informationsquelle:
» CAB File No. 257-46


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Douglas DC-3

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