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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Tuesday 24 December 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Operator:United Air Lines
Registration: NC30050
C/n / msn: 10450
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 41
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Los Angeles Airport, CA (LAX) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Los Angeles Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Narrative:
The DC-4 passed over the threshold at 75 feet and 115 mph and touched down on the wet runway near an intersection. The aircraft could not be brought to a stop on the remaining runway length and overran by 195 feet.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Piston Engine Airliner Production List / A.B. Eastwood, J. Roach, 1996
» WAAS


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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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