- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 01, 1938
Time: 21:30
Location: Near Wawona, Cailifornia
Operator: Trans Continental and Western Air
Flight #: 8
Route: San Francisco - Winslow, AZ, Burbank, CA
AC Type: Douglas DC-2-112
Registration: NC13789
cn / ln: 1299
Aboard: 9   (passengers:6  crew:3)
Fatalities: 9   (passengers:6  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed into the high Sierra after encountering a severe weather front while en route. The pilot radioed that ice was forming on the DC-2's wings as it neared the Tehachapi Mountains near Bakersfield and that he was turning back towards the north to land at Fresno. The aircraft sheared off the tops of pine trees and crashed 200 feet below a summit. The wreckage was not found until 6/12/38.
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