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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 7 diciembre 1949
Hora:17:15
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DL (DC-3)
Operador:California Arrow Airlines
Registración: NC60256
Numéro de série: 9201
Año de Construcción: 1943
Horas Totales de la Célula:7722
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-65
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Total:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:10 km (6.3 milles) E of Vallejo, CA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Oakland Municipal Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Sacramento (unknown airport), CA, Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The flight departed Burbank at 14:20 for Oakland and Sacramento. Following takeoff from Oakland at 16:56, the flight cruised five miles northwest of the Oakland Airport for seven minutes while waiting for receipt of an instrument flight clearance which provided for a cruising altitude of 4,000 feet to Sacramento. The flight then proceeded on course, and at 17:08 reported over the Richmond Radio Range Intersection, 16 miles northwest of Oakland, stating that it would be over the Fairfield Radio Range Station at 17:23. This was the last communication received from the flight. Proceeding along Amber Airway 8, the aircraft began to descend for unknown reasons. The aircraft struck a hill at an elevation of 782 feet or approximately 3,200 feet below the flights assigned cruising altitude.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the flight to fly at the assigned altitude on an instrument flight plan, which resulted in the aircraft striking a hill obscured by clouds."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No: 1-0132


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