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Last updated: 15 April 2021
Fecha:sábado 23 noviembre 1968
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operador:Cable Commuter
Registración: N7666
Numéro de série: 148
Año de Construcción: 1968-08-20 (3 months)
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Total:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:2,9 km (1.8 milles) N of Santa Ana-Orange County Airport, CA (SNA) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Santa Ana-Orange County Airport, CA (SNA/KSNA), Estados Unidos de América
Visibility was poor due to fog as the Twin Otter approached Santa Ana. On finals the airplane hit a 30 feet steel light pole on the edge of the Newport Freeway (Costa Mesa Freeway) and crashed

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - improper IFR operation
pilot in command - misjudged altitude
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog



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Distance from Los Angeles International Airport, CA to Santa Ana-Orange County Airport, CA as the crow flies is 58 km (36 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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