ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-3-194B PH-ALP McNary, AZ
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Date:Saturday 3 April 1937
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-194B
Operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-ALP
MSN: 1938
First flight: 1937
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 32 km NW of McNary, AZ (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Burbank-Union Air Terminal (BUR/KBUR), United States of America
Destination airport:New York-North Beach Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), United States of America
A Douglas DC-3-194B passenger plane was destroyed when it crashed into the side of Mount Baldy, AZ. All eight on board were killed.
The airplane, named "Pluvier", was being delivered to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. It had departed Burbank-Union Air Terminal (BUR) on a flight to North Beach Airport, New York City. From there it would be shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to the Netherlands.

» Opsomming van de bekende ongevallen en incidenten in 1937 / Herman Dekker


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Distance from Burbank-Union Air Terminal to New York-North Beach Airport, NY as the crow flies is 3923 km (2452 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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