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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 14 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17228
MSN: 13379
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) W of San Carlos, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Olathe NAS, KS (JCI/KIXD), United States of America
Destination airport:San Pedro-Catalina SPB, CA (SPQ), United States of America
Flew into a steep grassy hillside in high wind and heavy rain.

» Spokane Daily Chronicle - Mar 15, 1945
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


photo of Douglas-R4D-5-17228
accident date: 14-03-1945
type: Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
registration: 17228
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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