Date: July 12, 1949
Time: 07:43
Location: Chatsworth, California
Operator: Standard Airlines
Flight #: 897R
Route: Albuquerque - Burbank
AC Type: Curtiss C-46E-1-CS
Registration: N79978
cn / ln: 2936
Aboard: 48   (passengers:44  crew:4)
Fatalities: 35   (passengers:32  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane was flying in level flight with the gear down. The right wing tip brushed the side of a hill pulling the plane around 90 degrees. It hit the ground and bounced 300 feet into the air and crashed. Pilot's action in descending below the prescribed minimum altitude while executing an ILS approach.

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