- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: January 13, 1969
Time: 19:21
Location: Off Los Angeles, California
Operator: Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Flight #: 933
Route: Copenhagen - Los Angeles - Seattle
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62
Registration: LN-MOO
cn / ln: 45822/272
Aboard: 45   (passengers:36  crew:9)
Fatalities: 15   (passengers:12  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft was on approach to 07R when it crashed into Santa Monica Bay 6 miles short of the runway. The fuselage broke into 3 pieces one of which floated for 20 hours. SAS did not authorize a back course approach to LAX. A VOR approach was conducted without notifying the controlling authority. The crew was preoccupied with a landing gear light problem. Lack of crew coordination and inadequate monitoring of aircraft position which resulted in an unplanned descent into the water. The aircraft was named "Sverre Viking."
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