Airplane Crash - Mt. Sanford, Alaska 03/12/1948

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Mt. Sanford, Alaska


Date03/12/1948
Time21:14
LocationMt. Sanford, Alaska
OperatorNorthwest Orient Airlines
Flight #4422
RouteAnchorage - New York City
TypeDouglas DC-4 (C-54G-1-DO)
RegistrationNC95422
Cn/In35966/DO360
Aboard30
Fatalities30
Ground0
SummaryOn a charter flight from Lunghwa Airport, Shanghai to La Guardia Airport, New York the plane crashed into the western slope of Mt. Sanford at an altitude of 11,000 feet after taking off from Anchorage, Alaska. Pilot's failure to see Mt. Sanford due to obscuring clouds or aurora borealis while flying a course off the airway.

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