Date: November 29, 1938
Time: 05:30
Location: Off Point Reyes, California
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight #: 6
Route: Seattle, WA - Medford, OR - Oakland,CA
AC Type: Douglas DC 3-A-SB-3-G-14
Registration: NC16066
cn / ln: 1907
Aboard: 7   (passengers:4  crew:3)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:3  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft ran out of fuel and ditched into the ocean. Failure of the pilot to definitely establish the position of the aircraft through standard orientation procedures within a reasonable time after intersecting a leg of the Oakland radio range and of Company flight dispatchers, charged with the responsibilities of directing the operation of the trip, to properly safeguard the flight, resulting in forced landing of the aircraft at sea due to exhausted fuel supply.

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