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Last updated: 12 November 2019
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 21 enero 1948
Hora:16:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Civil Aeronautics Administration
Registración: NC206
Numéro de série: 4776
Año de Construcción: 1942
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:11 km (6.9 milles) WSW of Ward, CO (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Trabajos aéreos
Aeropuerto de Salida:Denver (unknown airport), CO, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Grand Junction-Walker Field, CO (GJT/KGJT), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The DC-3 departed from Denver, Colorado, at 16:02 for Grand Junction, Colorado. Over the route to Grand Junction a check was to be made by the crew of the VHF (Very High Frequency) airway facilities to determine whether they were operating normally. Twenty-two minutes after departure the crew reported at an altitude of 14,500 feet, 500 feet over the top of clouds. The flight also reported that they were experiencing severe turbulence. A few minutes later the DC-3 struck the north northeast side of Navajo Peak approximately 500 feet below the summit, and at an elevation of 12,900 feet (3930 m) above sea level.
On May 23, 1948 the wreckage was located by an Air National Guard pilot.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was an excessive loss of altitude resulting from a downdraft in an area of severe turbulence."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 2-0278


Fotos

photo of Douglas-C-47-NC206
accident date: 21-01-1948
type: Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
registration: NC206
 
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