Airplane Crash - Ukiah, California 01/21/1943

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Ukiah, California


Date01/21/1943
Time07:30
LocationUkiah, California
OperatorPan American World Airways
Flight #V-1104
RouteHawaii - San Francisco
TypeMartin M-130 (flying boat)
RegistrationNC14715
Cn/In557
Aboard19
Fatalities19
Ground0
SummaryFlew into a 2,500 ft. mountain while circling in bad weather, after being unable to land in darkness and deciding whether to divert to San Diego. Clipped trees, struck the ground and broke up. Failure of the captain to determine his position accurately before descending to a dangerously low altitude under extremely poor weather conditions during the hours of darkness. The aircraft was named Philippine Clipper.

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