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Last updated: 5 December 2020
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Date:Friday 30 September 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada U-1A Otter (DHC-3)
Operator:United States Army
Registration: 58-1693
C/n / msn: 304
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Orinda, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Monterey-Fort Ord AFB, CA, United States of America
Destination airport:San Francisco/Presidio-Crissy Field, CA, United States of America
Narrative:
Struck the side of a fog shrouded hill at 1300 feet altitude.
The Ft. Ord Training Center commander and his deputy were killed in the crash, along with four others enroute to the Army-California football game.

Sources:
» The Rock Hill Herald - Oct 1, 1960
» armyaircrews.com


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