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Last updated: 17 October 2019
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 8 März 1948
Zeit:ca 18:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Eagle Air Freight
Kennzeichen: NC64722
Werknummer: 10052
Baujahr: 1943
Betriebsstunden:3534
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe San Jose, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Seattle (unknown airport), WA, USA
Flug nach:San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), USA
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 crashed into a canyon on the west side of Mount Hamilton at an altitude of 1800 feet. Weather at the destination was not too good: 700 feet ceiling and 3 miles visibility.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the flight's deviation from its clearance and from approved instrument procedure."

Informationsquelle:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 47)
» CAB File No. 1-0056


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