Descripción del Accidente ASN 14 OCT 1947 Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3) 42-23503 - Pikes Peak, CO
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Fecha:martes 14 octubre 1947
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3)
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 42-23503
Numéro de série: 9365
Año de Construcción: 1943
Horas Totales de la Célula:1506
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 5
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 7
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Pikes Peak, CO (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Ogden-Hill AFB, UT (HIF/KHIF), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Aurora-Lowry AFB, CO, Estados Unidos de América
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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