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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 12 September 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-15299
C/n / msn: 19765
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:64 km (40 mls) WNW of Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK (EIL/PAEI), United States of America
Destination airport:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), United States of America
Narrative:
Flew into the side of Mount Susitna (4200 feet high). The wreckage was found on September 17.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK to Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK as the crow flies is 400 km (250 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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