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Last updated: 20 January 2022
Datum:vrijdag 16 maart 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-30676
Constructienummer: 13827
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:16 km (10 mijl) SW of Lee Vining, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Riverside-March AFB, CA (RIV/KRIV), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Shafter-Minter Field, CA (MIT/KMIT), Verenigde Staten
A C-47 transport plane was destroyed when it flew into the side of a mountain near Lee Vining, CA, killing all four aboard.
The airplane was flying in instrument conditions when the accident occurred. It struck a mountain slope at an elevation of about 11500 feet and broke up.
The wreckage was found on September 23, 1945.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Riverside-March AFB, CA en Shafter-Minter Field, CA bedraagt 251 km (157 miles).

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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