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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Datum:Dienstag 14 Oktober 1947
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 42-23503
Werknummer: 9365
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Pikes Peak, CO (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Ogden-Hill AFB, UT (HIF/KHIF), USA
Flug nach:Aurora-Lowry AFB, CO, USA
The C-47A took off from Hill AFB, Utah at 14:31 for a flight to Lowry AFB, Colorado. At approximately 16:59 the copilot contacted Denver approach control on VHF for letdown instructions, estimating his position as 25 miles north of Denver on the north leg of the Denver radio range. At 18:08 the C-47 crashed on Pikes Peak. The pilot, copilot and two passengers received major injuries. Three passengers were killed and/or died from injuries and exposure.

Probable Cause:

A. Weather.
B. Inability of the pilot to accurately report his actual position to Denver Approach Control.
C. Poor radio orientation in that the pilot failed to recognize passing Denver while tracking on aural null.
D. Failure of the pilot to to use all radio equipment available



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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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