Cable Commuter Flight 544

Cable Commuter Flight 544Saturday November 23, 1968
While on approach to the airport, in dense fog, the aircraft descended prematurely and its left wing clipped a 30 ft. light pole on the grounds of a fire station 1.8 miles northwest of the runway threshold. The plane then veered into the adjacent elevated western embankment of a freeway and broke up, spewing flaming wreckage across all six traffic lanes. Improper IFR operation. Misjudged altitude.

Crash Details

DateSaturday November 23, 1968
LocationSanta Ana, California
Passengers7
Crew2
Fatalities9
Survivors0
Aircraft Typede Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
OperatorCable Commuter
RegistrationN7666
Flight OriginLos Angeles
Flight Destination Santa Ana
Santa Ana, California
Cable Commuter
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
1968