Date: December 01, 1944
Time: 0054
Location: Van Nuys, California
Operator: Trans Continental and Western Air
Flight #: 13
Route: San Francisco - Burbank - New York City
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: NC17322
cn / ln: 1965
Aboard: 17   (passengers:14  crew:3)
Fatalities: 9   (passengers:6  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crashed and burned 6.5 miles west northwest of the Bubank Airport in dense fog. The pilot's deviation from the standard instrument approach procedure and descent below the established safe minimum altitude. A contributing factor was the company's failure to enforce adherence to company procedures.

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