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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 25 December 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48315
MSN: 25576/14131
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) E of Ontario, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Ontario International Airport, CA (ONT/KONT), United States of America
Destination airport:?
The aircraft was stolen by two non-pilot ground crew members. It crashed and burned four miles from the airport.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Santa Cruz Sentinel 26 December 1945, p8


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