Airplane Crash - Refugio Pass, Near Santa Barbara, California 04/06/1951

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Refugio Pass, near Santa Barbara, California


Date04/06/1951
Time20:30
LocationRefugio Pass, near Santa Barbara, California
OperatorSouthwest Airways
Flight #7
RouteSanta Maria - Santa Barbara - Oxnard - Los Angeles
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN63439
Cn/In20229
Aboard22
Fatalities22
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed into the north slope of Santa Ynez peak, 23 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, in poor weather. Failure of the crew to maintain minimum altitude for the route being flown for reasons unknown.

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