NTSB Identification: DCA74AZ005
14 CFR Part 121 Nonscheduled operation of WORLD AIRWAYS INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-8, registration: N802WA

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0018   73/9/8  NR.KING COVE,ALAS     DOUGLAS DC-8        CR-  3  0  0  MIL CONTRACT CARGO INTL   AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 0442                    N802WA              PX-  3  0  0                            52, 22913 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            1969 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - WORLD AIRWAYS,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          TRAVIS AFB,CALIF            CLARK AFB,RP                 YOKOTA AFB,JAPAN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: INITIAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - OTHER
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     DRIZZLE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      46
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          300                                                       24
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- DSCNDD BLO MSA IN MTN TRRN.HIT MT 3500FT LVL,15.5MI E OF ARPT.MIL WX BRFG.

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