Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 4 April 1946
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: 50771
C/n / msn: 14881/26326
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:21 km (13.1 mls) SE of Albuquerque-Kirtland AAF, NM (ABQ) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Phoenix (unknown airport), AZ, United States of America
Destination airport:Amarillo AAF, TX (AMA/KAMA), United States of America
Narrative:
Hit mountain at night. The airplane was en route from Phoenix, AZ to Amarillo, TX.

Sources:
» The Deseret News - Apr 4, 1946


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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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