Flugunfall 04 NOV 1951 einer Douglas C-47D (DC-3) 45-931 - San Gabriel Mountains, CA
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Datum:Dienstag 4 Dezember 1951
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 45-931
Werknummer: 34193/16934
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:San Gabriel Mountains, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:San Bernardino-Norton AFB, CA (SBD/KSBD), USA
Flug nach:Long Beach Airport, CA (LGB/KLGB), USA
The Douglas C-47D departed San Bernardino-Norton AFB, CA in marginal VFR conditions at 1930 hours local time on a flight to Long Beach, CA.
Approximately fifteen minutes later the aircraft crashed in the rugged San Gabriel Mountains many miles from the intended flight path.

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Distance from San Bernardino-Norton AFB, CA to Long Beach Airport, CA as the crow flies is 89 km (56 miles).

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