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Last updated: 23 January 2021
Datum:dinsdag 30 oktober 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 43-15109
Constructienummer: 19575
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5 km (3.1 mijl) NE of Riverside, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Amarillo AFB, TX (AMA/KAMA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Bernardino-Norton AFB, CA (SBD/KSBD), Verenigde Staten
A C-47A transport plane was destroyed when it crashed in the Box Springs Mountains. All six on board were killed.
The airplane was based at Madison-Truax Field, WI and operated on a flight to San Bernardino-Norton AFB in California. A stop was made at Amarillo, Texas to pick up four passengers.
The crash site was near the summit of a 2400-ft high mountain top.

» El Litoral 31-10-1951 p.1
» Toledo Blade - Oct 31, 1951
» The Milwaukee Journal - Oct 31, 1951
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Amarillo AFB, TX en San Bernardino-Norton AFB, CA bedraagt 1415 km (884 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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