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Accident description
Last updated: 1 July 2016
Date:Thursday 22 May 1947
Type:Boeing XC-97
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-27472
C/n / msn: 8483
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:8 km (5 mls) E of Dayton-Wright Patterson AFB, OH (FFO) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Dayton-Wright Patterson AFB, OH (FFO/KFFO), United States of America
The XC-97 came down in a wheat stubble field and burst into flames.

» Prescott Evening Courier - May 22, 1947
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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