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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Friday 24 January 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 39079
C/n / msn: 10206
First flight: 1943
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK), United States of America
Narrative:
Flew into trees NAS Patuxent River, MD during landing.
A conflicting report in "The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years" by J.M. Gradidge states that the airplane crashed in Nova Scotia, Canada on the same date.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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