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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 18 April 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fallon NAS, NV (NFL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fallon NAS, NV (NFL/KNFL), United States of America
Destination airport:Alameda NAS, CA (NGZ/KNGZ), United States of America
Narrative:
The R4D-5 transport plane crashed from an altitude of about 10 feet during takeoff. A fire erupted.

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - Apr 19, 1961


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Distance from Fallon NAS, NV to Alameda NAS, CA as the crow flies is 360 km (225 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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