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Last updated: 15 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 27 April 1943
Time:20:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 4693
C/n / msn: 4300
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) E of Oakland, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Alameda NAS, CA (NGZ/KNGZ), United States of America
Destination airport:Oakland NAS, CA (OAK/KOAK), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed in the hills near the Lake Chabot Golf Course.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» The Evening Independent 28 April 1943, p1
» San Bernardino Sun, 28 April 1943


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Distance from Alameda NAS, CA to Oakland NAS, CA as the crow flies is 11 km (7 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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