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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 20 marzo 1953
Hora:18:38
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54G-10-DO (DC-4)
Operador:Transocean Air Lines
Registración: N88942
Numéro de série: 36076
Año de Construcción: 1945
Horas Totales de la Célula:5976
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-4
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 30 / Ocupantes: 30
Total:Fatalidades: 35 / Ocupantes: 35
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:19 km (11.9 milles) SW of Alvarado, CA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Roswell-Industrial Airport, NM (ROW/KROW), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 942
Descripción:
Transocean Air Lines Flight 942 departed Roswell at 12:11 for Oakland. The flight was for the purpose of transporting military personnel. After departing Roswell the flight progressed in a routine manner and at 14:51, when in the vicinity of Winslow, Arizona, the Defense VFR flight plan was changed to IFR, still at least 500 feet on top of clouds. At 18:19 the flight reported over the Newark, California, compass locator and fan marker at 8,000 feet where it held for 11 minutes. At 18:27, Oakland Approach Control cleared Flight 942 for a straight-in range approach, to descend in the holding pattern to cross the Newark compass locator at 3,500 feet and to report leaving each 1,000-foot level. Three minutes later, at 18:30, the flight reported leaving 8,000 feet, and subsequently reported leaving each 1,000-foot level. At 18:36, it reported being at 3,500 feet leaving the Newark compass locator inbound. Almost immediately thereafter the aircraft became uncontrollable. The aircraft descended in a steep right wing low slipping attitude until it crashed in a large flat field near Alvarado, CA.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of control of the aircraft for reasons unknown, during its descent from the Newark compass locator."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No, 1-0016
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 39-AN/34 (60-63)


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Distance from Roswell-Industrial Airport, NM to Oakland International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 1661 km (1038 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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Douglas DC-4

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  • 180th loss
  • 103rd accidente fatal
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