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Last updated: 6 December 2016
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Datum:Montag 5 August 1946
Flugzeugtyp:Douglas C-74 Globemaster I
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-65403
Werknummer: 13914
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Torrance, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Long Beach Army Airfield, CA (LGB/KLGB), USA
Flug nach:Long Beach Army Airfield, CA (LGB/KLGB), USA
Unfallbericht:
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.


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


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