|Crash site||Alhambra, California, U.S.A.|
|Airline||Western Air Express|
|Aircraft||Fokker F.10 – NC5170|
|Route||Salt Lake City – San Diego|
|Crew||1 – 1 survivor|
During the nightly flight the pilot encountered engine problems. He tried to land the plane but crashed near Alhambra at 02:40.
260 kg of burned or water-soaked mail was salvaged and brought to the Los Angeles Post Office Department for further processing. Most of the mail could be forwarded to the recipients, but some mail had to be returned to the sender.
As this was a domestic flight very little Nordic mail was onboard. The only item I have seen is a cover sent from Denmark – see below.
Examples of mail