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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Datum:zondag 21 april 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Frontier Airlines (FL)
Registratie: N65276
Constructienummer: 19202
Bouwjaar: 1943
Aantal vlieguren:26844
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 22
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 26
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:64 km (40 mijl) N of Phoenix, AZ (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Prescott Airport, AZ (PRC/KPRC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Prescott Airport, AZ en Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ bedraagt 140 km (87 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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