Accident
Last updated: 19 December 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 20 mars 1953
Heure:18:38
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54G-10-DO (DC-4)
Compagnie:Transocean Air Lines
Immatriculation: N88942
Numéro de série: 36076
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Heures de vol:5976
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-4
Equipage:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 30 / à bord: 30
Total:victimes: 35 / à bord: 35
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:19 km (11.9 milles) SW of Alvarado, CA (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique) show on map
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Roswell-Industrial Airport, NM (ROW/KROW), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 942
Détails:
Transocean Air Lines Flight 942 departed Roswell at 12:11 for Oakland. The flight was for the purpose of transporting military personnel. After departing Roswell the flight progressed in a routine manner and at 14:51, when in the vicinity of Winslow, Arizona, the Defense VFR flight plan was changed to IFR, still at least 500 feet on top of clouds. At 18:19 the flight reported over the Newark, California, compass locator and fan marker at 8,000 feet where it held for 11 minutes. At 18:27, Oakland Approach Control cleared Flight 942 for a straight-in range approach, to descend in the holding pattern to cross the Newark compass locator at 3,500 feet and to report leaving each 1,000-foot level. Three minutes later, at 18:30, the flight reported leaving 8,000 feet, and subsequently reported leaving each 1,000-foot level. At 18:36, it reported being at 3,500 feet leaving the Newark compass locator inbound. Almost immediately thereafter the aircraft became uncontrollable. The aircraft descended in a steep right wing low slipping attitude until it crashed in a large flat field near Alvarado, CA.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of control of the aircraft for reasons unknown, during its descent from the Newark compass locator."

Sources:
» CAB File No, 1-0016
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 39-AN/34 (60-63)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Roswell-Industrial Airport, NM et Oakland International Airport, CA est de 1661 km (1038 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tels qui sont connus à ce jour.
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