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Date:Tuesday 18 January 1944
Time:06:13
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-30682
MSN: 13833
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oakland, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Oakland Municipal Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), United States of America
Destination airport:Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-47 took off from runway 27 at the Oakland Municipal Airport. Shortly after takeoff the no. 1 engine failed due to a fuel vapour lock condition. The pilot feathered the prop and attempted to return to the airport. During a right hand turn the airplane continued to lose altitude. It stalled at low altitude and crashed into a house at 2010 38th Street.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Oakland Municipal Airport, CA to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA as the crow flies is 1074 km (672 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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