ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47D 43-48457 Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX)
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Date:Friday 10 February 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48457
MSN: 25718/14273
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Sacramento-Mather AFB, CA (MHR/KMHR), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
The aircraft undershot the runway while attempting to land at Los Angeles International Airport, California, USA. The undercarriage struck a fence along Redondo Boulevard and the aircraft crashed. A fire erupted, but all seven on board escaped.
Rain and fog limited visibility at the airport/

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Daily News (Los Angeles), 11 February 1950


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Distance from Sacramento-Mather AFB, CA to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 571 km (357 miles).

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