Unfallbericht:While on finals, the DC-3 overtook and struck a Fairchild PT-23 aircraft. The DC-3 crew only noted that a collision had taken place when they noted damage to the tail, after landing. The Fairchild pilot stated that he thought he had struck a bird. He continued to another airport, but had to make a forced landing due to fuel exhaustion.
|Datum:||09 NOV 1951|
|Fluggesellschaft:||West Coast Airlines|
|Kennzeichen:|| registration unknown|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 21|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 24 |
|Sachschaden:|| leicht beschädigt|
|Unfallort:||Eugene, OR (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug nach:||Eugene Airport, OR (EUG/KEUG), USA|
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.