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Last updated: 24 September 2021
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Date:Thursday 16 December 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,8 k NE of Fairfield-Suisun AFB, CA (SUU) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC/KMCC), United States of America
Destination airport:Fairfield-Suisun AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed on night approach.

Sources:
» Madera Tribune 17 December 1948


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Distance from Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA to Fairfield-Suisun AFB, CA as the crow flies is 64 km (40 miles).

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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