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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 20 juli 1979
Tijd:19:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-50-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Trans National Airlines
Registratie: N63250
Constructienummer: 34329/17062
Bouwjaar: 1945
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:van Honolulu, HI, USA (   Grote Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:San Jose Municipal Airport, CA (SJC/KSJC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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

Bronnen:
» Douglas DC-3 Dakota Historical Society
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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 San Jose Municipal Airport, CA en Honolulu International Airport, HI bedraagt 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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