Accident
Last updated: 17 December 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 22 december 1950
Tijd:13:53 PST
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Canadian Pacific Air Lines - CPAL
Registratie: CF-CUF
Constructienummer: 12855
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 15
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 18
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:26 km (16.3 mijl) N of Penticton, BC (   Canada)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Penticton Airport, BC (YYF/CYYF), Canada
Vluchtnummer: 4
Beschrijving:
Aircraft approaching Penticton Airport must remain at an altitude of at least 6,500 feet until passing the a fan marker at the Okanagan Mountain. After passing the marker, let down is rapid: 700-800 ft/min. Approaching the marker, the DC-3 contacted trees on the Okanagan Mountain. The port tail plane and elevator were almost immediately sheared off by the trees while the port wing struck a large tree shearing the wing off. The wreckage rotated to the left and slid until coming to rest approximately 400 feet from the first contact with the trees. Both the co-pilot and pilot-in-command sustained fatal injuries.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft struck Okanagan Mountain as a result of being below the minimum altitude permissible when passing through the Greata fan marker during an instrument approach procedure on the Penticton Radio Range."

Bronnen:
» ICAO Circular 18-AN/15 (22-25)


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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 Vancouver International Airport, BC en Penticton Airport, BC bedraagt 259 km (162 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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