Accident description
Last updated: 20 April 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 14 December 1962
Time:22:12 PST
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
Operator:Flying Tiger Line
Registration: N6913C
C/n / msn: 4810
First flight: 1957
Total airframe hrs:20269
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) W of Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Destination airport:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), United States of America
Flightnumber: 183
Narrative:
The Constellation crashed during an ILS approach to Burbank-Lockheed Air Terminal runway 07 in adverse weather conditions (fog) in a residential industrial area, 1,25 miles W of the airport. It appeared that the captain had coronary artery disease sufficient in severity to have caused partial or complete incapacitation or even death, particularly during a sequence of stressful or anxious moments. A review of Company training records indicated that the first officer had not adequately demonstrated his proficiency in the execution of an ILS approach during training flights while under normal simulated instrument flight conditions.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The incapacitation of the pilot-in-command, at a critical point in the approach resulting in a loss of control of the aircraft from which the co-pilot was unable to recover."

Sources:
» CAB Aircraft Accident Report
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume I, Circular 71-AN/63 (195-100)


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Distance from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL to Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA as the crow flies is 2766 km (1729 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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