Vliegtuigongeval op 01 SEP 1953 met Douglas C-49K (DC-3) N19941 - Vail, WA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:dinsdag 1 september 1953
Tijd:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49K (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Regina Cargo Airlines
Registratie: N19941
Constructienummer: 6333
Bouwjaar: 1942
Aantal vlieguren:8398
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 19 / inzittenden: 19
Totaal:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 21
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:19 km (11.9 mijl) SE of Vail, WA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Monterey-Fort Ord AFB, CA, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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."

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


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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 3147e ongeval
  • 1151e dodelijk ongeval
  • 112e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 203e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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