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Last updated: 25 October 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 18 Januar 1944
Zeit:06:13
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 43-30682
Werknummer: 13833
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Oakland, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Oakland Municipal Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), USA
Flug nach:Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA), USA
Unfallbericht:
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.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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