Airplane Crash - Oahu, Hawaii 03/22/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Oahu, Hawaii


Date03/22/1955
Time02:00
LocationOahu, Hawaii
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Navy
TypeDouglas R6D-1 (C-118B)
Registration131612
Cn/In43715
Aboard66
Fatalities66
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft returned to Hickam Airfield because of inoperative high-frequency radio transmitters. As the plane was descending to land, it crashed into Pali Kea peak, 15 miles northwest of Honolulu. Navigational error by the crew brought the plane 8 miles north of its intended position.

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