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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Wednesday 16 December 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-47379
C/n / msn: 7321
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Blythe AAB, CA  (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Blythe Airport, CA (BLH), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Crashed after takeoff with crewless glider plane.

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