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Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 8 octubre 1946
Hora:04:33
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Operador:United Air Lines
Registración: NC30051
Numéro de série: 10471
Año de Construcción: 1944
Horas Totales de la Célula:3077
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-11
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 37
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 41
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:2,4 km (1.5 milles) NW of Cheyenne Airport, WY (CYS) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cheyenne Airport, WY (CYS/KCYS), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 28
Descripción:
At least two attempts to land had failed as the aircraft approached too high in minimum ceiling conditions. The pilot tried to maneuver the aircraft to another runway at a low altitude. The wing struck the ground and the DC-4 skidded for 700 feet. The aircraft was named "Mainliner Lake Michigan".

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was a loss of altitude during a turn preparatory to a final approach while the pilot was manoeuvring in an attempt to land."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 4048-46


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Distance from San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA to Cheyenne Airport, WY as the crow flies is 1546 km (966 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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