CFIT Accident Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3) 43-30676,
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Date:Friday 16 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-30676
MSN: 13827
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:16 km SW of Lee Vining, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Riverside-March AFB, CA (RIV/KRIV)
Destination airport:Shafter-Minter Field, CA (MIT/KMIT)
A C-47 transport plane was destroyed when it flew into the side of a mountain near Lee Vining, CA, killing all four aboard.
The airplane was flying in instrument conditions when the accident occurred. It struck a mountain slope at an elevation of about 11500 feet and broke up.
The wreckage was found on September 23, 1945.


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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