- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 01, 1958
Time: c 19:15
Location: Norwalk, California
Operator: Military - U.S. Air Force / Military - U.S. Navy
Flight #: ?
Route: Long Beach - McGuire AFB
AC Type: Douglas C-118A / Lockheed P2V-5F
Registration: 53-3277A/127723
cn / ln: 44622/
Aboard: 49   (passengers:35  crew:14)
Fatalities: 47   (passengers:35  crew:12)
Ground: 1
Summary: The 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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