Airplane Crash - Near Niles, California 02/17/1956

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Niles, California


Date02/17/1956
Time13:45
LocationNear Niles, California
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Marine Corps
RouteEl Toro MAS - Alameda NAS
TypeDouglas R5D2
Registration39116
Aboard40
Fatalities40
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into Sunol Ridge after circling for half-an-hour while attempting to land at Alameda Naval Air Station. Non adherence of the crew to the holding pattern and departure from the radio beacon and descent in a unprescribed manner.

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