Descripción del Accidente ASN 12 JUL 1949 Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando N79978 - Chatsworth, CA
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:martes 12 julio 1949
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando
Operador:Standard Airlines
Registración: N79978
Numéro de série: 2936
Año de Construcción: 1945
Horas Totales de la Célula:1515
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75-5E-8
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 32 / Ocupantes: 44
Total:Fatalidades: 35 / Ocupantes: 48
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Chatsworth, CA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Albuquerque Municipal Airport, NM (ABQ/KABQ), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 897R
The Standard Airlines flight departed Albuquerque at 04:24 for a flight to Burbank. At 07:36 the crew were cleared to land at Burbank; nothing more was heard from the flight. It appeared that the Curtiss had crashed on approach, striking the ground at 1890 feet asl, some 430 feet below the crest of Santa Susana Pass.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's action in descending below the prescribed minimum altitude while executing an instrument approach to the Burbank Airport."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: CAB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 49)
» CAB File No. 1-0052
» Oakland Tribune California, 13 July 1949

Subsiguiente / acciones de seguridad
Standard Airlines was ordered to cease non-scheduled operations because of regulation violations.


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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 Albuquerque Municipal Airport, NM to Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA as the crow flies is 1071 km (670 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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