Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 3 August 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49278
C/n / msn: 15094/26539
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) E of Decatur, IL (DEC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Decatur Airport, IL (DEC/KDEC), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Destroyed by fire in take-off accident.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Chicago Tribune (Aug 4, 1950)


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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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