Descripción del Accidente ASN 17 NOV 1960 Douglas DC-6 N37523 - Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:jueves 17 noviembre 1960
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operador:United Airlines
Registración: N37523
Numéro de série: 43012
Año de Construcción: 1947
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 15
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 19
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Estados Unidos de América
The pilot of a Beechcraft 35 (N2956B) realized on finals that he was flying in front of the DC-6, instead of behind it. When trying to make a right climbing turn, the collision took place. Impact took place when the right wing and the propeller of the Bonanza struck the bottom of the DC-6 wing. Both aircraft were able to make a safe landing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Failure of the Bonanza pilot to adhere to traffic pattern procedures and to execute an immediate go-around. 2) High level of air traffic in the traffic pattern. 3) Failure of the DC-6 pilots before and during final approach to see the Bonanza under an adverse condition of sunglare."

» The Deseret News - Nov 18, 1960


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Distance from Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT to Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO as the crow flies is 608 km (380 miles).

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