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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Fecha:domingo 21 abril 1957
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operador:Frontier Airlines (FL)
Registración: N65276
Numéro de série: 19202
Año de Construcción: 1943
Horas Totales de la Célula:26844
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 22
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 26
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:64 km (40 milles) N of Phoenix, AZ (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Prescott Airport, AZ (PRC/KPRC), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 7
Frontier flight 7 was a regular service between Denver, CO and Phoenix, AZ with several intermediate stops. The flight departed Prescott, Arizona at 13:21 for the final leg. Cruising altitude was 6500 feet. En route the airplane descended due to decreasing visibility. At an altitude of about 4600 feet the left wing impacted the side of a mountain ridge. The portion of the left wing and the aileron torn off was from station 286.4 outboard to the tip.
A safe landing was made at Phoenix at 14:05.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the attempt by the pilot to fly over mountainous terrain by visual reference to the ground in weather conditions which severely restricted forward visibility and necessitated a descent to a dangerously low altitude."

» CAB Report


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Distance from Prescott Airport, AZ to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ as the crow flies is 140 km (87 miles).

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