AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT. GOLDEN WEST AIRLINES, INC., DE HAVILLAND DHC-6, N6383 AND CESSNAIR AVIATION, INC., CESSNA 150, N11421, WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA JANUARY 9, 1975
Golden West Airlines, Inc., Flight 261, a De Havilland Twin Otter, and a Cessnair Aviation, Inc., Cessna 150 collided in flight near Whittier, California. The accident occurred during daylight hours, at approximately 4:07 p.m., P.s.t., January 9, 1975. Both aircraft were destroyed by the collision and subsequent ground impact. The 10 passengers and 2 crewmembers on the Twin Otter, and the instructor pilot and student pilot of the Cessna 150 were killed. Falling wreckage inflicted substantial damage to houses and lawns in the area of the collision, but there were no reported injuries to persons on the ground. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the failure of both flightcrews to see the other aircraft in sufficient time to initiate evasive action.
National Transportation Safety BoardOffice of Aviation Safety
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1975-8-7
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation crashes; Aviation safety; Casualties; Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Crashes; Cruising flight; Loss and damage; Passenger aircraft; Research; STOL aircraft
- Old TRIS Terms: Level flight; Short takeoff aircraft
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00093355
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-75-14, File-3-1941
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Dec 16 1976 12:00AM