Unfallbericht:This C-47B was a regular Military Air Transport Flight from Tucson-Davis Monthan Field, AZ to Sacramento-McClellan Field, CA. The airplane departed at 14:07. A refueling stop was made at Palm Springs, CA. After departing Palm Springs at 15:41 the route of flight was direct to Fresno in CFR conditions. From Fresno the crew continued IFR to McClellan. It was dark by the time the C-47 arrived in the Sacramento area. The crew were not able to locate the airfield and circled the area for some time. The airplane flew into a hillside and caught fire.
|Datum:||Mittwoch 28 November 1945|
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
|Fluggesellschaft:||United States Army Air Force - USAAF|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 22|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 25 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||5 km (3.1 Meilen) NW of Auburn, CA ( USA)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Flug von:||Palm Springs Municipal Airport, CA (PSP/KPSP), USA|
|Flug nach:||Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC/KMCC), USA|
» The Auburn C-47B “Lost on Final Approach” A/C 43-16374 November 28, 1945 By Don R. Jordan
» Prescott Evening Courier - Nov 29, 1945
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Palm Springs Municipal Airport, CA to Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA as the crow flies is 689 km (431 miles).
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.