Date & Time: Feb 19, 1968 at 1917 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.104 Dove
Landing (descent or approach)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
The approach to Honolulu was completed by night and poor weather conditions with low clouds and heavy rain falls. The airplane bounced on landing and the crew failed to regain control after the gears collapsed. The airplane slid on runway and came to rest. All 13 occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was written off.
Improper recovery from bounced landing. The pilot's vision was limited due the windshield wipers inoperative in heavy rain falls.