Accident Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation N9740Z,
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Date:Sunday 3 February 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
Owner/operator:Slick Airways
Registration: N9740Z
MSN: 4851
Year of manufacture:1958
Total airframe hrs:4258 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM (ABQ/KABQ)
Destination airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO)
Investigating agency: CAB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Super Constellation struck runway approach lights 1170 feet short of the threshold during a runway 28R ILS approach. The plane climbed momentarily and crashed on the left edge of runway 28L, 1900 feet beyond the threshold.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The continuation of an instrument approach after adequate visual reference was lost below authorized minimums. Inadequate monitoring of the instrument approach by the PAR controller was a contributing factor."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAB
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


CAB Accident Report File No. 1-0003
ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume I, Circular 78-AN/66 (13-20)


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