Unfallbericht:The DC-8, named "Sverre Viking", descended into the waters of Santa Monica Bay during an ILS approach to runway 07R. The aircraft broke into three pieced after impact; only the section with the wings, forward cabin and cockpit remained afloat for 20 hours. The section sank after being towed into shallow water.
|Datum:||Thursday 5 December 2013|
|Flugzeugtyp:||McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Scandinavian Airlines System - SAS|
|Triebwerk:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 9|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 36|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 45 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||11 km (6.9 Meilen) W vom Land entfernt von Los Angeles, CA [Santa Monica Bay] (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Flug von:||Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA), USA|
|Flug nach:||Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The lack of crew coordination and the inadequate monitoring of the aircraft position in space during a critical phase of an instrument approach which resulted in an unplanned descent into the water. Contributing to this unplanned descent was an apparent unsafe landing gear condition induced by the design of the landing gear indicator lights, and the omission of the minimum crossing altitude at an approach fix depicted on the approach chart."
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Distance from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 1526 km (954 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.