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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
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Date:Thursday 23 January 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48936
C/n / msn: 26197/14752
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10,4 km (6.5 mls) N of Seattle-Sand Point NAS, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Great Falls International Airport, MT (GTF/KGTF), United States of America
Destination airport:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Great Falls International Airport, MT to Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA as the crow flies is 831 km (520 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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