Accident Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3) 17279, Monday 13 June 1949
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Date:Monday 13 June 1949
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17279
MSN: 25924/14479
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:7,5 km from Santa Monica, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mountain View-Moffett Field, CA (NUQ/KNUQ)
Destination airport:Santa Monica-Clover Field, CA (SMO/KSMO)
Narrative:
Flew into mountainside at Dry Canyon.

Sources:

US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
Ellensburg Daily Record - Jun 15, 1949

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