Accident description
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 31 January 1967
Time:03:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Operator:Saturn Airways
Registration: N640NA
C/n / msn: 45475/973
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF), United States of America
Narrative:
The Saturn DC-6 was operating on a cargo flight to Kelly AFB. The crew decided to divert to civilian international airport at San Antonio and commenced the approach. The airplane descended 1100 feet below the glide slope, flew through trees and collided with a cliff.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Undetermined."

Sources:
» NTSB File 1-0064


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