Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 5 August 1948
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: 17285
C/n / msn: 14505/25950
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:18 km (11.3 mls) from Miami NAS, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU/KNGU), United States of America
Destination airport:Opa-Locka Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed after midair collision with civilian Stearman. Both pilots of the Stearman parachuted to safety.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Youngstown Vindicator - Aug 6, 1948


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Distance from Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA to Opa-Locka Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1275 km (797 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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