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Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 7 February 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48910
C/n / msn: 26171/14726
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3,2 km (2 mls) SW of Saluda, NC (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Washington-Bolling AFB, DC (BOF/KBOF), United States of America
Destination airport:Greenville-Donaldson AFB, SC (GDC/KGYH), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-47D transport plane impacted a wooded slope of Mount Page, broke up and burst into flames.

Sources:
» Reading Eagle - Feb 9, 1948
» St. Petersburg Times - Feb 8, 1948


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Distance from Washington-Bolling AFB, DC to Greenville-Donaldson AFB, SC as the crow flies is 654 km (409 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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