Accident Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3) 43-16383,
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Date:Saturday 12 May 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-16383
MSN: 20849
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:5,6 km SSW of Cordelia, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC/KMCC)
Destination airport:San Rafael-Hamilton Field, CA (SRF)
A Douglas C-47 transport plane was destroyed when it collided with a ridge in about 18 minutes after takeoff from McClellan Field. The airplane broke up and all three aboard were killed.


Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles

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