NTSB Identification: SEA65A0053
14 CFR Part 121 Nonscheduled operation of AMERICAN AIR EXPRT & IMPORT CO
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-6A, registration: N6541C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0016  65/4/23    MT RAINIER WASH     DOUGLAS DC-6A       CR-  5  0  0  MILITARY CTR CARGO DOM    ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 1423                    N6541C              PX-  0  0  0                            40, 6862 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            4088 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - AMERICAN AIR EXPORT & IMPORT CO.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: CLIMB TO CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - OTHER
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER SLIGHTLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               0
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          ZERO                                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          NONE                                                     VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR
        REMARKS- PLT WX BRIEFED BY MILITARY.ACFT STRUCK MTN.POSITION DISORIENTATION DURING VFR CLIMB IN IFR WX.

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