Accident Investigation Report: Trans-Luxury Airlines, Elko, Nevada, September 5, 1946

NC-57850, a Douglas DC-3 owned and operated by Trans-Luxury Airlines, crashed 2 1/2 miles west of Elko Airport, Elko, Nevada, at approximately 0132, September 5, 1946, while attempting a landing. One child survived the accident with minor injuries; the remaining 21 occupants of the aircraft were fatally injured and the aircraft was demolished by impact and fire. The Civil Aeronautics Board determined that the probable cause of this accident was the pilot's action in continuing a landing approach after having lost visual contact with the airport under conditions of dense ground fog. A contributing factor was the pilot's unfamiliarity with the terrain in the immediate vicinity of the airport.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Adopted December 10, 1946; released December 12, 1946.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Civil Aeronautics Board

    1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20428
  • Publication Date: 1946-12-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 14p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: File no. 2267-46, Docket no. SA-124
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2018 8:25AM