- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 12, 1948
Time: 21:14
Location: Mt. Sanford, Alaska
Operator: Northwest Orient Airlines
Flight #: 4422
Route: Anchorage - New York City
AC Type: Douglas DC-4 (C-54G-1-DO)
Registration: NC95422
cn / ln: 35966/DO360
Aboard: 30   (passengers:24  crew:6)
Fatalities: 30   (passengers:24  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: On a charter flight from Lunghwa Airport, Shanghai to La Guardia Airport, New York the plane crashed into the western slope of Mt. Sanford at an altitude of 11,000 feet after taking off from Anchorage, Alaska. Pilot's failure to see Mt. Sanford due to obscuring clouds or aurora borealis while flying a course off the airway.
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