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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 10 janvier 1945
Heure:ca 04:10
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-277B
Compagnie:American Airlines
Immatriculation: NC25684
Numéro de série: 2215
Année de Fabrication: 1940
Heures de vol:14888
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 21 / à bord: 21
Total:victimes: 24 / à bord: 24
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Burbank-Hollywood, CA (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:6001
After making the standard instrument let-down approach to the Burbank Airport the airplane was observed to cross the airport at the ragged base of the clouds and was seen to start a left turn as if circling for a landing. Soon after making the turn the captain radioed the control tower that he could not maintain visual contact with the ground and as proceeding to his alternate, Palmdale. The United States Weather Bureau observations disclosed that below minimum weather conditions exist at Burbank at the time. The pilot had not been properly advised of the latest weather reports. The plane was not heard from or seen again until after daylight at which time the wreckage was sighted in the nearby foothills approximately 2-3/4 miles northeast of the airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The possibility of an accident became a potentiality when the company ground personnel failed to obtain and transmit important weather to the pilot. Failure to obtain and transmit this information to the pilot constitutes negligence on the part of the company. This, however, did not relieve the pilot of his responsibility to conduct a safe flight although it did place him in a disadvantageous position. Had no properly execution the "missed-approach" procedure it is unlikely that the accident would have occurred. The Board, therefore, determines that the probable cause of this accident was "the pilot's attempt to use the standard 'missed-approach' procedure after having followed another course up to a point there it was impossible to apply this procedure safely."

» CAB File No. 119-45
» San Mateo Times January 10,1945


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ et Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA est de 589 km (368 miles).

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