Accident Douglas DC-6A N6541C, Friday 23 April 1965
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Date:Friday 23 April 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-6A
Owner/operator:Aaxico Airlines
Registration: N6541C
MSN: 45369/984
Year of manufacture:1958
Total airframe hrs:18315 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Mt Rainier, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Seattle-Boeing Field International Airport, WA (BFI/KBFI)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CAB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The DC-6 struck the a snow covered glacier on the west slope of Mt Rainier at an elevation of 10200 feet msl (3108 m).

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The improper correlation of the aircraft position with respect to obstructing terrain while continuing the flight on a VFR flight plan in instrument weather conditions."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAB
Report number: SEA65A0053
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report


CAB Aircraft Accident Report File No. 1-0016


Revision history:


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