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Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Datum:zondag 2 januari 1944
Tijd:21:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49J
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-1982
Constructienummer: 5000
Bouwjaar: 1942
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-71
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 5
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 1
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Los Angeles-Mines Field, CA (LAX) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC/KMCC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Los Angeles-Mines Field, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The C-49 departed McClellan Field at 18:30 on a cargo flight to Mines Field. Instrument conditions existed en route and during descent. At 21:17 the airplane was cleared to land on runway 07L. Visibility was good apart from some ground fog on the eastern side of the runway. The pilot was surprise by the ground fog and carried out a go around. The airplane continued on runway heading for about a mile before it collided with high tension power lines.
The airplane continued to descend. It struck trees, power lines and clipped a house at 5053W 106th Street. The C-49 then crashed into a car and came to rest in a vacant lot at 5016 W 106th Street where it burst into flames

Bronnen:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles


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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 Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA en Los Angeles-Mines Field, CA bedraagt 586 km (366 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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