Accident Investigation Report: American Airlines, Thing Mountain, California, March 3, 1946
American Airlines' Flight 6-103 crashed against the east slope of Thing Mountain, California, at 0812 March 3, 1946, during a scheduled flight from El Paso and while descending toward San Diego. The 22 passengers and the crew of 3 were fatally injured, and the Douglas DC-3 was demolished by impact and subsequent fire. The Civil Aeronautics Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the action of the pilot in descending or permitting a descent to be made, into instrument conditions to an altitude below that required to maintain clearance over Thing Mountain. The reason for the descent has not been determined.
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- Adopted January 24, 1947; released January 30, 1947.
Civil Aeronautics Board1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Distribution Section
Washington, DC United States 20428
- Publication Date: 1947-1-30
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Pagination: 9p
- TRT Terms: Air transportation crashes; Clearances (Navigation); Crash causes; Crash investigation; Fatalities
- Identifier Terms: American Airlines, Inc.
- Geographic Terms: Thing Mountain (California)
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 01674101
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: File no. 323-46
- Files: NTL, TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 9 2018 7:47AM