Military - U.S. Air Force / Military - U.S. Navy

Military - U.S. Air Force / Military - U.S. Navy Saturday February 1, 1958
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.

Crash Details

DateSaturday February 1, 1958
LocationNorwalk, California
Passengers35
Crew14
Fatalities47
Survivors2
Aircraft TypeDouglas C-118A / Lockheed P2V-5F
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force / Military - U.S. Navy
Registration53-3277A/127723
Flight OriginLong Beach
Flight Destination McGuire AFB
Norwalk, California
Military - U.S. Air Force / Military - U.S. Navy
Douglas C-118A / Lockheed P2V-5F
1958