Airplane Crash - Norwalk, California 02/01/1958

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Norwalk, California


Date02/01/1958
Time19:15
LocationNorwalk, California
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force / Military - U.S. Navy
RouteLong Beach - McGuire AFB
TypeDouglas C-118A / Lockheed P2V-5F
Registration53-3277A/127723
Cn/In44622/
Aboard49
Fatalities47
Ground1
SummaryThe two aircraft collided at an altitude of 3,000 feet scattering wreckage over a residential and business area of suburban Los Angeles. The C-118 had just taken off from Long Beach Municipal Airport on a transcontinental flight and the P2V was on an instrument training exercise. All 41 killed on the C-118A, six on the P2V and one woman on the ground who was hit by debris outside her house. Pilot error, pilots of both aircraft.

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