Airplane Crash - Live Oak Springs, California 03/03/1946

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Live Oak Springs, California


Date03/03/1946
Time08:12
LocationLive Oak Springs, California
OperatorAmerican Airlines
Flight #6-103
RouteDallas - Tucon - San Diego
TypeDouglas DC-3-227B
RegistrationNC21799
Cn/In2203
Aboard27
Fatalities27
Ground0
SummaryWhile on approach to San Diego, the aircraft flew into Tierra Blanca Mountain at an altitude of 4,500 feet in fog, exploded and burned. The crew descended into instrument conditions to an altitude below that required to maintain clearance over Thing Mountain. The reason for the descent was not determined.

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