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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 7 décembre 1949
Heure:17:15
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:California Arrow Airlines
Immatriculation: NC60256
Numéro de série: 9201
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Heures de vol:7722
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-65
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 6 / à bord: 6
Total:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:10 km (6.3 milles) E of Vallejo, CA (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Oakland Municipal Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Sacramento (unknown airport), CA, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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."

Sources:
» CAB File No: 1-0132


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