Date & Time: Jan 29, 1938 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Stinson SR-9 Reliant
Registration:
NC17159
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Washington DC - Downey
MSN:
5119
YOM:
1937
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a flight from Washington DC to Downey, California. While cruising in bad weather conditions, the aircraft went out of control and crashed. Both occupants were killed. Pilot was Gerard F. Vultee, American aviation pioneer. The passenger was his wife Sylvia. Accident occurred in a blizzard near Wilson Mountain.