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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Monday 5 August 1946
Type:Douglas C-74 Globemaster I
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-65403
MSN: 13914
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Torrance, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Long Beach Army Airfield, CA (LGB/KLGB), United States of America
Destination airport:Long Beach Army Airfield, CA (LGB/KLGB), United States of America
The C-74 crashed when losing the outboard wing sections during an overload dive test. The fabric covered ailerons caused control problems and ultimately the separation of the wing sections.
All four crew members bailed out and parachuted safely.

» None hurt when huge plane falls (Nebraska State Journal, The 1946-08-06)


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