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Last updated: 28 October 2016
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 13 janvier 1969
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62
Compagnie:Scandinavian Airlines System - SAS
Immatriculation: LN-MOO
Numéro de série: 45822/272
Année de Fabrication: 1967
Heures de vol:6950
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 9
Passagers:victimes: 12 / à bord: 36
Total:victimes: 15 / à bord: 45
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:11 km (6.9 milles) W de Los Angeles, CA [Santa Monica Bay] (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 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: "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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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA et Los Angeles International Airport, CA est de 1526 km (954 miles).

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