Airplane Crash - Homer, Alaska 01/20/1949

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Homer, Alaska


Date01/20/1949
Time20:05
LocationHomer, Alaska
OperatorAlaska Airlines
Flight #8
RouteHomer - Anchorage
TypeDouglas DC-3C
RegistrationN91006
Cn/In20208
Aboard6
Fatalities5
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft departed Homer at night under VFR conditions contrary to company and federal regulations, strayed off course and struck a 3,000 ft. mountain, 27 miles northeast of Homer. The action of the pilot in proceeding off the designated airway at an altitude insufficient to clear the terrain.

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