Mid-air collision Accident Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3) 17285,
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Date:Thursday 5 August 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17285
MSN: 25950/14505
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:18 km from Miami NAS, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU/KNGU)
Destination airport:Opa-locka Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF)
Crashed after midair collision with civilian Boeing Stearman plane. Both pilots of the Stearman parachuted to safety.


US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
Youngstown Vindicator - Aug 6, 1948

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