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Last updated: 23 January 2021
Datum:donderdag 8 september 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Currey Air Transport
Registratie: N74663
Constructienummer: 6257
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 30
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 33
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Oakland Municipal Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), Verenigde Staten
Engine no.2 failed during takeoff, forcing the crew to return to the airport. Emergency landing clearance was given and the DC-3 approached Burbank in an excessive nose-high attitude, not aligned with the runway. Some 500 feet short of the airport boundary, the aircraft struck power lines with the left wing. The plane stalled and crashed into a parked US Air Force Douglas C-54 airplane. The DC-3 then cartwheeled into a hangar.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's irrevocable commitment to a landing without radio or visual confirmation of his runway alignment following engine failure immediately after takeoff. A contributing factor was engine malfunction immediately after takeoff in near minimum visibility."

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (177-180)
» San Bernardino Sun, 9 September 1955 (p.1)


photo of Douglas-DC-3-
Flight path.

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA en Oakland Municipal Airport, CA bedraagt 520 km (325 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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