Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 28 March 1950
Time:ca 21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49915
C/n / msn: 15731/27176
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:42 km (26.3 mls) SE of Komaki AB (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI), Japan
Destination airport:Nagoya-Komaki International Airport (NKM/RJNA), Japan
Narrative:
Crashed while returning from a routine training flight.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Iwakuni MCAS to Nagoya-Komaki International Airport as the crow flies is 443 km (277 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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