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Accident description
Last updated: 26 June 2016
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Date:Wednesday 26 April 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-45-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-954
C/n / msn: 34217/16957
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) E of Leon Springs, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF), United States of America
Destination airport:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-47 crashed following structural failure.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Prescott Evening Courier - Apr 26, 1950


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