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Last updated: 18 January 2022
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Date:mardi 14 octobre 1947
Heure:18:08
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 42-23503
Numéro de série: 9365
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Heures de vol:1506
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 3 / à bord: 5
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 7
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Pikes Peak, CO (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Ogden-Hill AFB, UT (HIF/KHIF), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Aurora-Lowry AFB, CO, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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:

CONTRIBUTING CAUSE FACTORS:
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

Sources:
» coloradowreckchasing.com


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