Date: February 08, 1976
Time: 1044
Location: Van Nuys, California
Operator: Mercer Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Burbank - Ontario
AC Type: Douglas DC-6
Registration: N901MA
cn / ln: 36326
Aboard: 6   (passengers:1  crew:5)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:1  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft took off from Burbank when a propeller blade separated, causing an engine failure. The aircraft circled back to the airport and attempted an emergency landing but upon touchdown the plane’s speed was too great. As a result, the landing was aborted and the flight crew opted to divert to nearby Van Nuys Airport. While en route, a second engine failed and the aircraft crashed onto the Woodley Golf Course one mile short of the runway at Van Nuys. The aircraft plowed into a small unoccupied building and came to rest against a portable bungalow.

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