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Last updated: 23 March 2018
Datum:Sonntag 3 Februar 1963
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:Slick Airways
Kennzeichen: N9740Z
Werknummer: 4851
Baujahr: 1958
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM (ABQ/KABQ), USA
Flug nach:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), USA
Flugnummer: 40Z
The Super Constellation struck runway approach lights 1170 feet short of the threshold during a runway 28R ILS approach. The plane climbed momentarily and crashed on the left edge of runway 28L, 1900 feet beyond the threshold.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The continuation of an instrument approach after adequate visual reference was lost below authorized minimums. Inadequate monitoring of the instrument approach by the PAR controller was a contributing factor."

» CAB Accident Report File No. 1-0003
» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume I, Circular 78-AN/66 (13-20)


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Distance from Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM to San Francisco International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 1430 km (894 miles).

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.
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