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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Sunday 15 April 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49527
C/n / msn: 26788/15343
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) N of Solano, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Riverside-March AFB, CA (RIV/KRIV), United States of America
Destination airport:Novato-Hamilton AFB, CA, United States of America
Crashed during a flight from Riverside-March AFB, California to Novato-Hamilton AFB, California. One of the three crew members was seriously injured.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» El Tiempo 16 April 1951, p8
» El Litoral 16-4-1951


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Riverside-March AFB, CA to Novato-Hamilton AFB, CA as the crow flies is 658 km (411 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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