- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: December 15, 1942
Time: 01:22
Location: Fairfield, Utah
Operator: Western Airlines
Flight #: 1
Route: Salt Lake - Las Vegas - Burbank
AC Type: Douglas DC-3A
Registration: NC16060
cn / ln: 1900
Aboard: 19   (passengers:15  crew:4)
Fatalities: 17   (passengers:13  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed after performing a violent maneuver. Failure of the left, or possibly both wing tips and of the horizontal tail surfaces as a result of a sever pull-up which caused unusual and abnormally high air loads. The reason the pull-up maneuver was not determined.
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