Unfallbericht:The Constellation departed San Francisco runway 28L at 00:28 for an IFR flight to New York. Three minutes later the crew were advised that they were to the left of the prescribed departure course. Just 10 seconds later the plane crashed into rising terrain of Sweeney's Ridge.
|Datum:||Donnerstag 24 Dezember 1964|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Flying Tiger Line|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||7 km (4.4 Meilen) WSW of San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), USA|
|Flug nach:||New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The probable cause was that the pilot, for undetermined reasons, deviated from departure course into an area of rising terrain where downdraft activity and turbulence affected the climb capability of the aircraft sufficiently to prevent terrain clearance."
» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16 - Volume III, Circular 82-AN/69 (142-153)
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Distance from San Francisco International Airport, CA to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 4124 km (2577 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.