Airplane Crash - Near Wawona, Cailifornia 03/01/1938

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Wawona, Cailifornia


Date03/01/1938
Time21:30
LocationNear Wawona, Cailifornia
OperatorTrans Continental and Western Air
Flight #8
RouteSan Francisco - Burbank
TypeDouglas DC-2-112
RegistrationNC13789
Cn/In1299
Aboard9
Fatalities9
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into the high Sierra after encountering a severe weather front while en route. The pilot radioed that ice was forming on the DC-2's wings as it neared the Tehachapi Mountains near Bakersfield and that he was turning back towards the north to land at Fresno. The aircraft sheared off the tops of pine trees and crashed 200 feet below a summit. The wreckage was not found until 6/12/38.

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