Descripción del Accidente ASN 03 MAR 1946 Douglas DC-3-277B NC21799 - Thing Mountain, CA
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:domingo 3 marzo 1946
Hora:08:12
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-277B
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: NC21799
Numéro de série: 2203
Año de Construcción: 1940
Horas Totales de la Célula:16322
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-G102
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 22 / Ocupantes: 22
Total:Fatalidades: 25 / Ocupantes: 25
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Thing Mountain, CA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS/KTUS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Diego (unknown airport), CA, Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:6-103
Descripción:
At 05:59 the aircraft departed Tucson for a flight to San Diego. At 07:54 the weather report for San Diego read: indefinite ceiling 1,200 feet, broken clouds; visibility 8 miles. Receipt of this information was acknowledged by Flight 6-103 and immediately thereafter the flight reported that it had been over El Centro, California, at 07:53 at 8,000 feet. Somehow the airplane thereafter descended until it crashed into Thing Mountain at an altitude of approx. 4860 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The action of the pilot in descending or permitting a descent to be made, into instrument conditions to an altitude below that required to maintain clearance over Thing Mountain. The reason for this descent has not been determined."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 323-46


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