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Accident description
Last updated: 21 May 2018
Date:Tuesday 13 February 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 50765
C/n / msn: 26293/14848
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Oakland NAS, CA (OAK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Oakland NAS, CA (OAK/KOAK), United States of America
Flew into water during instrument approach to NAS Oakland, CA.

» The Milwaukee Sentinel - Feb 14, 1945


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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 1555th loss
  • 493rd fatal accident
  • 12th worst accident (at the time)
  • 132nd worst accident (currently)
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