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Accident
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 8 oktober 1946
Tijd:04:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United Air Lines
Registratie: NC30051
Constructienummer: 10471
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:3077
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-11
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 37
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 41
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:2,4 km (1.5 mijl) NW of Cheyenne Airport, WY (CYS) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cheyenne Airport, WY (CYS/KCYS), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 28
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» CAB File No. 4048-46


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA en Cheyenne Airport, WY bedraagt 1546 km (966 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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