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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 5 April 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-76231
C/n / msn: 32563/15815
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) W of Decaturville, TN (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in poor weather. The aircraft was based at Maxwell Field, Alabama.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Eugene Register-Guard - Apr 6, 1947


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