Date & Time: Nov 15, 1934 at 2342 LT
Type of aircraft:
Stinson SM-6000
Operator:
Registration:
NC10809
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Postal (mail)
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Omaha – Kansas City
MSN:
5031
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While flying by night and marginal weather conditions, the pilot did not realize he was flying too low. Aircraft hit trees and crashed in flames in a wooded area located near Amazonia. Both occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire.
Probable cause:
It is the opinion of the Accident Board that the probable cause of this accident was: Pilot committed an error in judgment in turning too close to the ground in a fog-bound area. Weather reporting facilities of the Company were inadequate to meet the conditions that confronted the pilot in this flight.