Date: November 23, 1968
Time: 1959
Location: Santa Ana, California
Operator: Cable Commuter
Flight #: 544
Route: Los Angeles - Santa Ana
AC Type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Registration: N7666
cn / ln: 148
Aboard: 9   (passengers:7  crew:2)
Fatalities: 9   (passengers:7  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.

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