Date & Time: Jan 23, 1941 at 0413 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas DC-3
Operator:
Registration:
NC17315
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Los Angeles – Phoenix – El Paso – Amarillo – Kansas City – Saint Louis – Indianapolis – Pittsburgh – New York
MSN:
1930
YOM:
1937
Flight number:
TW006
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
9711
Captain / Total hours on type:
2338
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1505
Copilot / Total hours on type:
129
Circumstances:
On final approach in poor visibility due to fog and snow falls, while flying at 200 feet, pilots missed the runway 01 and applied full power on both engines to go around. After overflying the runway 01 for several yards, the captain made a turn at low height for a landing on runway 04 when the aircraft hit tree tops and crashed. As twelve occupants were injured, one crew member and one passenger were killed.
Crew:
P. T. W. Scott, pilot,
O. J. DioGuardi, copilot,
Mary T. Eshbach, stewardess.
Probable cause:
Upon the basis of the foregoing findings and the entire record available to the investigators at this time, they find that the probable cause of the accident was the action of the pilot in attempting a landing under adverse weather conditions in disregard of the minimums prescribed by the Civil Aeronautics Administration and in maneuvering for such landing at a dangerously low altitude.
Final Report: