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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Date:Wednesday 15 January 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-14
Operator:Pacific Southwest Airlines - PSA
Registration: N973PS
MSN: 18911/167
First flight: 1965-07-28 (3 years 6 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near San Francisco, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), United States of America
Destination airport:Ontario International Airport, CA (ONT/KONT), United States of America
The PSA Boeing 727 was climbing to its cruising altitude when it collided with a Cessna 182L, registered N42242. Both aircraft were in controlled airspace on the same frequency. The Boeing continued to Ontario and landed safely. The Cessna's right wing was damaged so the pilot decided to return to San Francisco.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilots-in-command of each aircraft failed to see and avoid the other aircraft."



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Distance from San Francisco International Airport, CA to Ontario International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 581 km (363 miles).

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