Flugunfall 01 SEP 1953 einer Douglas C-49K (DC-3) N19941 - Vail, WA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Dienstag 1 September 1953
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49K (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Regina Cargo Airlines
Kennzeichen: N19941
Werknummer: 6333
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 19 / Insassen: 19
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:19 km (11.9 Meilen) SE of Vail, WA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Monterey-Fort Ord AFB, CA, USA
Flug nach:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), USA
The DC-3 took off from Monterey at 14:08 for a flight carrying military personnel to McChord AFB. The IFR flight plan was cancelled at 18:20. The aircraft crashed some 26 miles short of the Air Force Base.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's attempt to continue flight under the provisions of Visual Flight Rules during instrument conditions."

» CAB File No. 1-0071
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 39-AN/34 (107-108)


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