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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 20 Juli 1979
Zeit:19:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-50-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Trans National Airlines
Kennzeichen: N63250
Werknummer: 34329/17062
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Honolulu, HI, USA (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:San Jose Municipal Airport, CA (SJC/KSJC), USA
Flug nach:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), USA
Unfallbericht:
The pilot was forced to ditch the plane as he had become lost due to a failure of the Loran navigation equipment. The wreckage was never recovered.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - became lost/disoriented
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel exhaustion
FACTORS:
instruments/equipment and accessories - communications and navigation equipment: other
instruments/equipment and accessories - communications and navigation equipment: loran receiver
miscellaneous acts,conditions - communications failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - failure of two or more engines
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines

Informationsquelle:
» Douglas DC-3 Dakota Historical Society
» NTSB


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Distance from San Jose Municipal Airport, CA to Honolulu International Airport, HI as the crow flies is 3860 km (2413 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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