- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 09, 1937
Time: 20:50
Location: Off San Francisco, California
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight #: 23
Route: Los Angeles - San Francisco - Oakland
AC Type: Douglas DC-3A
Registration: NC16073
cn / ln: 1913
Aboard: 11   (passengers:9  crew:2)
Fatalities: 11   (passengers:9  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into San Francisco Bay, approximately 2 miles offshore, while on approach. The accidental jamming of the elevator controls as the result of the co-pilot's microphone being inadvertently dropped and lodged between the elevator control column and the seat rail in such a way that the crew was unable to prevent rapid descent of the airplane. First accident involving a DC-3.
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