Airplane Crash - Off San Francisco, California 02/09/1937

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off San Francisco, California


Date02/09/1937
Time20:50
LocationOff San Francisco, California
OperatorUnited Air Lines
Flight #23
RouteLos Angeles - San Francisco - Oakland
TypeDouglas DC-3A
RegistrationNC16073
Cn/In1913
Aboard11
Fatalities11
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into San Francisco Bay, approximately 2 miles offshore, while on approach. The accidental jamming of the elevator controls as the result of the co-pilot's microphone being inadvertently dropped and lodged between the elevator control column and the seat rail in such a way that the crew was unable to prevent rapid descent of the airplane. First accident involving a DC-3.

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