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Last updated: 28 January 2022
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 17 novembre 1951
Heure:10:14
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Compagnie:California Eastern Airways
Immatriculation: N4002B
Numéro de série: 10474
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Oakland Range, CA (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Entrainement
Aéroport de départ:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
An Overseas National Douglas C-54D (N79992, msn 10832) took off from Oakland Airport, California at 08:20 on a captain's instrument competency check. At 09:23 the flight was given clearance to make a practice range approach and to remain above 1500 feet. At 09:35 a California Eastern DC-4 (N4002B, msn 10474) took off from Oakland for a similar check-flight.
The two aircraft approached Oakland Range (located 0,2 mile NE of runway 15) at 3000 feet; the Overseas National aircraft on a 124° heading at a speed of 140 mph, the California Eastern plane on a 75° heading at a speed of 170 mph. Both aircraft continued until they collided. The empennage of the ONA aircraft was torn off and the plane crashed on a highway and caught fire. Eleven people on the ground were injured. The California Eastern aircraft was able to make an emergency landing at San Francisco Airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the Overseas safety pilot and/or his observer to observe and so avoid the other aircraft and the failure of California's safety pilot to carry a qualified observer aboard the aircraft to insure adequate field of vision."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 1-0098


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