Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) Flight 933Monday January 13, 1969
The aircraft was on approach to 07R when it crashed into Santa Monica Bay 6 miles short of the runway. The fuselage broke into 3 pieces one of which floated for 20 hours. SAS did not authorize a back course approach to LAX. A VOR approach was conducted without notifying the controlling authority. The crew was preoccupied with a landing gear light problem. Lack of crew coordination and inadequate monitoring of aircraft position which resulted in an unplanned descent into the water. The aircraft was named "Sverre Viking."