Accident Douglas C-118A (DC-6) 53-3277, Saturday 1 February 1958
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Date:Saturday 1 February 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-118A (DC-6)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-3277
MSN: 44648/602
Year of manufacture:1955
Fatalities:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 41
Other fatalities:7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Norwalk, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Long Beach Municipal Airport, CA (LGB/KLGB)
Destination airport:Wrightstown-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI/KWRI)
A USAF Douglas C-118A transport plane (53-3277, msn 44648/602) departed Long Beach Airport, California at 19:08 for a flight to McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. While climbing under VFR the aircraft collided with a US Navy Lockheed P2V-5F Neptune (127723). The Neptune had just departed from Los Alamitos for a training flight. The C-118 disintegrated and crashed through the roof of a service station. The Neptune crashed into an excavated clay pit on Norwalk Boulevard. Two occupants from the Neptune survived the accident.


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