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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-6A
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N90782
MSN: 44917
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Los Angeles International Airport, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA
Destination airport:San Francisco, CA
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Propeller failure on no.3 engine on take off striking the fuselage severing control cables hydraulic and electrical lines causing loss of directional control, no2 engine also caught fire. Aircraft was in a tightening right turn and had to be stopped by the fire dept.

Sources: n


Photo of N90782 courtesy

Saint Louis - Lambert-Saint Louis International (KSTL / STL)
31 March 1980; (c) Danny Grew

Revision history:

26-Dec-2021 11:09 Cobar Added
26-Dec-2021 11:10 Cobar Updated [Source]

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