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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 12 Juli 1949
Zeit:07:43
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Standard Airlines
Kennzeichen: N79978
Werknummer: 2936
Baujahr: 1945
Betriebsstunden:1515
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75-5E-8
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 32 / Insassen: 44
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 35 / Insassen: 48
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Chatsworth, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Albuquerque Municipal Airport, NM (ABQ/KABQ), USA
Flug nach:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), USA
Flugnummer: 897R
Unfallbericht:
The Standard Airlines flight departed Albuquerque at 04:24 for a flight to Burbank. At 07:36 the crew were cleared to land at Burbank; nothing more was heard from the flight. It appeared that the Curtiss had crashed on approach, striking the ground at 1890 feet asl, some 430 feet below the crest of Santa Susana Pass.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's action in descending below the prescribed minimum altitude while executing an instrument approach to the Burbank Airport."

Informationsquelle:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 49)
» CAB File No. 1-0052
» Oakland Tribune California, 13 July 1949


Sicherheitsempfehlungen
Standard Airlines was ordered to cease non-scheduled operations because of regulation violations.

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Distance from Albuquerque Municipal Airport, NM to Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA as the crow flies is 1071 km (670 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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