Airplane Crash - Off Point Reyes, California 11/29/1938

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Point Reyes, California


Date11/29/1938
Time05:30
LocationOff Point Reyes, California
OperatorUnited Air Lines
Flight #6
RouteMedford - Oakland
TypeDouglas DC 3-A-SB-3-G-14
RegistrationNC16066
Cn/In1907
Aboard7
Fatalities7
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft ran out of fuel and ditched into the ocean. Failure of the pilot to definitely establish the position of the aircraft through standard orientation procedures within a reasonable time after intersecting a leg of the Oakland radio range and of Company flight dispatchers, charged with the responsibilities of directing the operation of the trip, to properly safeguard the flight, resulting in forced landing of the aircraft at sea due to exhausted fuel supply.

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