Airplane Crash - Garberville, California 06/27/1971

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Garberville, California


Date06/27/1971
Time18:00
LocationGarberville, California
OperatorShelter Cove Sea Park
RouteShelter Cove, CA - San Jose, CA
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN90627
Cn/In4642
Aboard24
Fatalities17
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft was unable to gain height on takeoff. It struck a transformer and a building, became airborne and went off a cliff into the ocean. Failure of the pilot to remove the rudder and elavator gust locks.

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