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Last updated: 8 April 2020
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Date:Saturday 25 August 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Marine Corps
Registration: 17137
C/n / msn: 12288
First flight: 1944
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) SE of El Centro, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Collided with US Navy R5C-1 (C-46A) 39506, 5 km southeast of El Centro, CA.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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