ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-6 N74841 Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 24 January 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operator:Saturn Airways
Registration: N74841
MSN: 43056/50
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), United States of America
The DC-6 swerved after landing when asymmetrical reverse thrust was applied. The DC-6 was damaged beyond repair.

Probable Cause:

dual student - failed to maintain directional control
dual student - improper operation of powerplant & powerplant controls
miscellaneous acts, conditions - thrust reversal-asymetrical
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft
miscellaneous acts, conditions - overload failure



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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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