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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Friday 14 March 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C (C-47A-40-DL)
Operator:US Airlines
Registration: NC88804
C/n / msn: 9921
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Charleston Municipal Airport, SC (CHS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Saint Petersburg (unknown airport), FL, United States of America
Destination airport:Charleston Municipal Airport, SC (CHS/KCHS), United States of America
Narrative:
After having been cleared to land, the DC-3 was seen approaching low and to the left of the runway. This was reported to the crew by the tower controller. A few seconds later the DC-3 struck trees at 3800 feet from the runway, crashed and burned.

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 46)


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