Airplane Crash - Chatsworth, California 07/12/1949

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Chatsworth, California


Date07/12/1949
Time07:43
LocationChatsworth, California
OperatorStandard Airlines
Flight #897R
RouteAlbuquerque - Burbank
TypeCurtiss C-46E-1-CS
RegistrationN79978
Cn/In2936
Aboard48
Fatalities35
Ground0
SummaryThe plane was flying in level flight with the gear down. The right wing tip brushed the side of a hill pulling the plane around 90 degrees. It hit the ground and bounced 300 feet into the air and crashed. Pilot's action in descending below the prescribed minimum altitude while executing an ILS approach.

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