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Last updated: 10 December 2019
Datum:Sonntag 23 Februar 1930
Flugzeugtyp:Fokker F.10A
Fluggesellschaft:Western Air Express
Kennzeichen: NC279E
Werknummer: 1011
Baujahr: 1929
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:25 km (15.6 Meilen) NE of San Bernardino, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Albuquerque-West Mesa Airport, NM, USA
Flug nach:Los Angeles Municipal Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), USA
The aircraft impacted Shay Mountain near San Bernardino, California, killing both pilots and a steward. There was a snow storm in the area at the time of the accident.
The wreckage was located after twelve days.

» TWA Skyliner Magazine, 1988-08-15


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Distance from Albuquerque-West Mesa Airport, NM to Los Angeles Municipal Airport, CA as the crow flies is 1071 km (669 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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