Date & Time: Mar 14, 1945 at 2040 LT
Operator:
Registration:
17228
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Olathe - San Pedro
MSN:
13379
YOM:
1944
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
7
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a flight from Olathe, Kansas, to the San Pedro-Catalina NAS. While cruising two miles west of San Carlos in poor weather conditions (high winds and heavy rain falls), the aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area. Seven passengers were killed.