Accident
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Datum:woensdag 28 november 1945
Tijd:ca 07:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-16374
Constructienummer: 20840
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 22
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 25
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5 km (3.1 mijl) NW of Auburn, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Palm Springs Municipal Airport, CA (PSP/KPSP), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC/KMCC), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 115
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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


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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 Palm Springs Municipal Airport, CA en Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA bedraagt 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.
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