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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 22 November 1950
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Fluggesellschaft:New Tribes Mission
Kennzeichen: N74586
Werknummer: 19711
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Mount Moran, WY (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Chico Airport, CA (CIC/KCIC), USA
Flug nach:Billings Municipal Airport, MT (BIL/KBIL), USA
The DC-3C crashed into a mountain in fog. Three crew, eight children and ten adults were killed. Last radio contact was at 15:48.
A rescue party located the wreckage on November 25, at an elevation of 3414 m, but the extreme location of the crash made it impossible to recover the plane or the bodies.

» The Day 22 November 1950, p1
» Toledo Blade 22 November 1950, p1


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Distance from Chico Airport, CA to Billings Municipal Airport, MT as the crow flies is 1264 km (790 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2890th loss
  • 1005th Fataler Unfall
  • 99th worst accident (Zu diesem Zeitpunkt)
  • 202nd worst accident (Momentan)
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