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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Datum:maandag 5 augustus 1946
Type:Douglas C-74 Globemaster I
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-65403
Constructienummer: 13914
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Torrance, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Long Beach Army Airfield, CA (LGB/KLGB), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Long Beach Army Airfield, CA (LGB/KLGB), Verenigde Staten
The C-74 crashed when losing the outboard wing sections during an overload dive test. The fabric covered ailerons caused control problems and ultimately the separation of the wing sections.
All four crew members bailed out and parachuted safely.

» None hurt when huge plane falls (Nebraska State Journal, The 1946-08-06)


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