Accident description
Last updated: 28 August 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 13 June 1949
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: 17279
C/n / msn: 14479/25924
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7,5 km (4.7 mls) from Santa Monica, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mountain View-Moffett Field, CA (NUQ/KNUQ), United States of America
Destination airport:Santa Monica-Clover Field, CA (SMO), United States of America
Narrative:
Flew into mountainside at Dry Canyon.

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
» Ellensburg Daily Record - Jun 15, 1949


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Distance from Mountain View-Moffett Field, CA to Santa Monica-Clover Field, CA as the crow flies is 495 km (309 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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