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Status:
Date:Thursday 23 April 1953
Time:23:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-8 (Super DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17196
MSN: 43357
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) SW off Point Loma, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:San Diego-North Island NAS, CA (NZY/KNZY), United States of America
Destination airport:Alameda NAS, CA (NGZ/KNGZ), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed in sea a few minutes after taking off at night. The three crew and two passengers were on a flight from El Centro, California to Alameda NAS with a routine stop at North Island NAS.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» El Litoral 24 April 1953, p1
» San Bernardino Sun 25 April 1953, p1


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Distance from San Diego-North Island NAS, CA to Alameda NAS, CA as the crow flies is 726 km (454 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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