Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 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 test
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-74 crashed when losing a wing during an overload dive test. All four crew members bailed out at parachuted safely.

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


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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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