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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 20 maart 1953
Tijd:18:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54G-10-DO (DC-4)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Transocean Air Lines
Registratie: N88942
Constructienummer: 36076
Bouwjaar: 1945
Aantal vlieguren:5976
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-4
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 30 / inzittenden: 30
Totaal:slachtoffers: 35 / inzittenden: 35
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:19 km (11.9 mijl) SW of Alvarado, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Roswell-Industrial Airport, NM (ROW/KROW), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 942
Beschrijving:
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."

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Roswell-Industrial Airport, NM en Oakland International Airport, CA bedraagt 1661 km (1038 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Douglas DC-4

  • 1242 built
  • 180e ongeval
  • 103e dodelijk ongeval
  • 23e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 38e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 Verenigde Staten
  • 19e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 98e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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