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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Friday 23 April 1965
Time:14:23
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Operator:Aaxico Airlines
Registration: N6541C
C/n / msn: 45369/984
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:18315
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mt Rainier, WA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Seattle-Boeing Field International Airport, WA (BFI/KBFI), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Flightnumber:1422A
Narrative:
The DC-6 struck the a snow covered glacier on the west slope of Mt Rainier at an elevation of 10200 feet msl (3108 m).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The improper correlation of the aircraft position with respect to obstructing terrain while continuing the flight on a VFR flight plan in instrument weather conditions."

Sources:
» CAB Aircraft Accident Report File No. 1-0016


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