Date: February 17, 1956
Time: 13:45
Location: Near Niles, California
Operator: Military - U.S. Marine Corps
Flight #: ?
Route: El Toro MAS - Alameda NAS
AC Type: Douglas R5D2
Registration: 39116
cn / ln: 18331
Aboard: 40   (passengers:35  crew:5)
Fatalities: 40   (passengers:35  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed 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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