Flugunfall 16 MAY 1938 einer Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra NC17394 - Saugus, CA
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Datum:Montag 16 Mai 1938
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra
Fluggesellschaft:Northwest Airlines
Kennzeichen: NC17394
Werknummer: 1439
Baujahr: 1938
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Saugus, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Burbank Airport, CA (BUR/KBUR), USA
Flug nach:Las Vegas McCarran Field, NV (LSV/KLSV), USA
Struck Stroh Peak at 3,300 feet in Mint Canyon, 27 minutes after taking off from Burbank Airport for Las Vegas and on the way to Saint Paul. The brand new Lockheed was on its delivery flight from Burbank to its new owners, Northwest Airlines.
Vice-president of Northwest Frederick Whittlemore (42), was among those killed in the accident.
Flying in foggy conditions it struck the first of a series of ridges and bounced off two others, disintegrating on the way, before coming to rest and burning out on a hill called Stroh Peak.

» 1938 Lockheed Electra Crash in Mint Canyon
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Burbank Airport, CA to Las Vegas McCarran Field, NV as the crow flies is 375 km (234 miles).

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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