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Last updated: 24 September 2020
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Date:Tuesday 13 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KN345
C/n / msn: 32661/15913
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Riverside, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:El Paso-Biggs AAF, TX (BIF/KBIF), United States of America
Destination airport:Sacramento (unknown airport), CA, United States of America
Narrative:
Struck Mount Pinos near Riverside, CA. The wreckage was located on May 13, 1945.

Sources:
» Aircraft Wrecks in the Mountains and Deserts of the American West
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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