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Last updated: 19 October 2019
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Date:Wednesday 14 March 1945
Time:20:40
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: 17228
C/n / msn: 13379
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) W of San Carlos, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Olathe NAS, KS (JCI/KIXD), United States of America
Destination airport:San Pedro-Catalina SPB, CA (SPQ), United States of America
Narrative:
Flew into a steep grassy hillside in high wind and heavy rain.

Sources:
» Spokane Daily Chronicle - Mar 15, 1945
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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photo of Douglas-R4D-5-17228
accident date: 14-03-1945
type: Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
registration: 17228
 
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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