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Last updated: 29 March 2017
Fecha:lunes 13 enero 1969
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62
Operador:Scandinavian Airlines System - SAS
Registración: LN-MOO
Numéro de série: 45822/272
Año de Construcción: 1967
Horas Totales de la Célula:6950
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 36
Total:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 45
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:11 km (6.9 milles) W de la costa de Los Angeles, CA [Santa Monica Bay] (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 933
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.

Probable Cause:

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."


Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-70-14
report released:1 July 1970
duration of investigation: 1 year and 6 months
download report: Scandinavian Airlines System, McDonnell- Douglas DC-8-62, LN-M00 (Norweigian Registry) in Santa Monica Bay, near Los Ang (NTSB/AAR-70-14)

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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).

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