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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 3 März 1946
Zeit:08:12
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-277B
Fluggesellschaft:American Airlines
Kennzeichen: NC21799
Werknummer: 2203
Baujahr: 1940
Betriebsstunden:16322
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-G102
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 22
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 25 / Insassen: 25
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Thing Mountain, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS/KTUS), USA
Flug nach:San Diego (unknown airport), CA, USA
Flugnummer:6-103
Unfallbericht:
At 05:59 the aircraft departed Tucson for a flight to San Diego. At 07:54 the weather report for San Diego read: indefinite ceiling 1,200 feet, broken clouds; visibility 8 miles. Receipt of this information was acknowledged by Flight 6-103 and immediately thereafter the flight reported that it had been over El Centro, California, at 07:53 at 8,000 feet. Somehow the airplane thereafter descended until it crashed into Thing Mountain at an altitude of approx. 4860 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The action of the pilot in descending or permitting a descent to be made, into instrument conditions to an altitude below that required to maintain clearance over Thing Mountain. The reason for this descent has not been determined."

Informationsquelle:
» CAB File No. 323-46


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Douglas DC-3

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