Accident
Last updated: 31 July 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 3 maart 1946
Tijd:08:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-227B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Airlines
Registratie: NC21799
Constructienummer: 2203
Bouwjaar: 1940
Aantal vlieguren:16322
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-G102
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 22 / inzittenden: 22
Totaal:slachtoffers: 25 / inzittenden: 25
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Thing Mountain, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS/KTUS), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Diego (unknown airport), CA, Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:6-103
Beschrijving:
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: "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."

Bronnen:
» CAB File No. 323-46


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Douglas DC-3

  • 1299e ongeval
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  • 136e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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