Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 5 August 1946
Type:Douglas C-74 Globemaster I
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-65403
C/n / msn: 13914
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Torrance, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Long Beach Army Airfield, CA (LGB/KLGB), United States of America
Destination airport:Long Beach Army Airfield, CA (LGB/KLGB), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-74 crashed when losing the outboard wing sections during an overload dive test. The fabric covered ailerons caused control problems and ultimately the separation of the wing sections.
All four crew members bailed out and parachuted safely.


Sources:
» None hurt when huge plane falls (Nebraska State Journal, The 1946-08-06)


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Distance from Long Beach Army Airfield, CA to Long Beach Army Airfield, CA as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

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