Narrative:The DC-6 struck the a snow covered glacier on the west slope of Mt Rainier at an elevation of 10200 feet msl.
|Date:||23 APR 1965|
|C/n / msn:|| 45369/984|
|First flight:|| 1958|
|Total airframe hrs:||18315|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mt Rainier, WA (United States of America)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Seattle-Boeing Field International Airport, WA (BFI/KBFI), United States of America|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The improper correlation of the aircraft position with respect to obstructing terrain while continuing the flight on a VFR flight plan in instrument weather conditions."
» CAB Aircraft Accident Report File No. 1-0016
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.