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Last updated: 9 December 2019
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 21 janvier 1948
Heure:16:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:Civil Aeronautics Administration
Immatriculation: NC206
Numéro de série: 4776
Année de Fabrication: 1942
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:11 km (6.9 milles) WSW of Ward, CO (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Travail aérien
Aéroport de départ:Denver (unknown airport), CO, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Grand Junction-Walker Field, CO (GJT/KGJT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 2-0278


Photos

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