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Accident
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Datum:zaterdag 4 januari 1941
Tijd:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R2D-1 (DC-2)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Navy
Registratie: 9622
Constructienummer: 1327
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:43 km (26.9 mijl) E of San Diego-North Island NAS, CA (NZY) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Big Spring-Webb AFB, TX (BGS/KBPG), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Diego-North Island NAS, CA (NZY/KNZY), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The US Navy R2D-1 transport plane impacted Mother Grundy Peak, a 3068 feet mountain, about 20 feet below the summit, killing all aboard. Visibility was poor at the time of the accident.
The aircraft operated on a transport flight from Big Spring, Texas to San Diego, California. On board were four crew memers and seven passengers. Four of the passengers were crew members that had parachuted safely from a four-engined Navy patrol bomber that ran into trouble in Texas on January 2, 1941.

Bronnen:
» Eugene Register-Guard - Jan 6, 1941
» Folha da Noite 6 January 1941, p17
» El Siglo de Torreón 6 January 1941, p3
» Chicago Daily Tribune 6 Jan 1941
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Big Spring-Webb AFB, TX en San Diego-North Island NAS, CA bedraagt 1463 km (914 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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