NTSB Identification: LAX64A0036
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of WESTERN AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-6B, registration: N93131

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0016  63/12/17   LOS ANGELES,CALIF   DOUGLAS DC-6B       CR-  0  0  6  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 2341                    N93131              PX-  0  0 40                            40, 15200 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            5000 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - LOS ANGELES INTL
        OPERATOR - WESTERN AIR LINES,INC.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: GO-AROUND
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: PROPELLER                       LANDING: GO-AROUND
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - RETRACTED GEAR PREMATURELY
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  SUSPECTED OR KNOWN AIRCRAFT DAMAGE
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          PARTIAL OBSCURATION                                      UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/2 MILE OR LESS                                         NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          GROUND FOG                                               IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- PLT FAILED TO MAINTAIN POSITIVE RATE OF CLIMB,RETRACTED GR PREMATURELY.NO.2 PROP SEPARATED.LND OK.

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