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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 5 septiembre 1946
Hora:01:32
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Trans-Luxury Airlines
Registración: NC57850
Numéro de série: 9214
Año de Construcción: 1943
Horas Totales de la Célula:2137
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 17 / Ocupantes: 18
Total:Fatalidades: 20 / Ocupantes: 21
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:4 km (2.5 milles) W of Elko, NV (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cheyenne Airport, WY (CYS/KCYS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Elko Airport, NV (EKO/KEKO), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The DC-3 lost visual contact in ground fog while approaching Elko. It struck the ground 20 feet below the top of up sloping terrain, cleared the top and disintegrated and burned. Weather at the time of the accident included: ceiling measured 200 feet, thin overcast; lower thin scattered clouds at 100 feet; visibility 7 miles; wind ENE at 6 mph; altimeter setting 30.14.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's action in continuing a landing approach after having lost visual contract with the airport under conditions of dense ground fog. A contributing factor was the pilot's unfamiliarity with the terrain in the immediate vicinity of the airport."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 2267-46


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Distance from Cheyenne Airport, WY to Elko Airport, NV as the crow flies is 915 km (572 miles).

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Douglas DC-3

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