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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Tuesday 24 August 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (VC-117B) (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-2554
C/n / msn: 34212/18557
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) N of Newton, NJ (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Washington-Bolling AFB, DC (BOF/KBOF), United States of America
Destination airport:Danbury Airport, CT (DXR/KDXR), United States of America
Narrative:
Collided with North American B-25J Mitchell 44-86870 at an altitude of about 7000 feet and crashed. The B-25 landed safely at Stewart Field.

Sources:
» The Free Lance-Star - Aug 25, 1948
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Youngstown Vindicator - Aug 25, 1948 p.10


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Distance from Washington-Bolling AFB, DC to Danbury Airport, CT as the crow flies is 409 km (255 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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