Vliegtuigongeval op 17 NOV 1960 met Douglas DC-6 N37523 - Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:donderdag 17 november 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United Airlines
Registratie: N37523
Constructienummer: 43012
Bouwjaar: 1947
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 15
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 19
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Verenigde Staten
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT en Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO bedraagt 608 km (380 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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