Date: October 17, 1946
Time: 00:57
Location: Laramie, Wyoming
Operator: National Air Transport Services
Flight #: 942
Route: Oakland - Chicago
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: NC38942
cn / ln: 12971
Aboard: 13   (passengers:10  crew:3)
Fatalities: 13   (passengers:10  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed during a snowstorm into prairie lands while attempting to land at Laramie. Weather conditions were deteriorating rapidly and worse than predicted. The action of the pilot in maneuvering the aircraft at a dangerously low altitude under extremely adverse weather conditions in an attempt to land. A contributing factor was the negligence of the pilot in planning a flight into an area in which adverse weather conditions were forecast without making adequate provisions for a suitable alternate airport.

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