ASN Aircraft accident Douglas R3D-1 (DC-5) 1901 Los Angeles Municipal Airport, CA (LAX)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Saturday 1 June 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic dc5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R3D-1 (DC-5)
Operator:Douglas Aircraft Company
Registration: 1901
MSN: 606
First flight: 1940
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Los Angeles Municipal Airport, CA (LAX) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Los Angeles Municipal Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles Municipal Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Crashed prior to delivery to the US Navy due to crossed control cables.
The aircraft had been manufactured at Douglas' El Segundo plant, next to Los Angeles Municipal Airport.

Wrong installation of parts

Loss of control

» The Wilmington Morning Star 6 June 1940, p3


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