Airplane Crash - Van Nuys, California 12/01/1944

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Van Nuys, California


Date12/01/1944
Time00:54
LocationVan Nuys, California
OperatorTrans Continental and Western Air
Flight #13
RouteSan Francisco - Burbank - New York City
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationNC17322
Cn/In1965
Aboard17
Fatalities9
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed and burned 6.5 miles west northwest of the Bubank Airport in dense fog. The pilot's deviation from the standard instrument approach procedure and descent below the established safe minimum altitude. A contributing factor was the company's failure to enforce adherence to company procedures.

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