Date & Time: Feb 23, 1969 at 0315 LT
Registration:
N880JG
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Ferry
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
04491
YOM:
1957
Country:
World
Region:
World
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
26000
Captain / Total hours on type:
175
Circumstances:
While on a ferry flight from Hawaii to California, the pilot informed ATC about an engine failure. He reduced his altitude and attempted to ditch the aircraft near a boat approximately 140 miles west of Long Beach. The pilot was quickly rescued while the airplane sank and was lost.
Causes:
Powerplant failure for undetermined reason. At the time of the accident, weather conditions includes sleet and freezing rain.
Final Report:
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