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Last updated: 27 November 2015
Datum:Sonntag 8 April 1951
Zeit:ca 11:56
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 43-48298
Werknummer: 25559
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:13 km (8.1 Meilen) NE of Charleston, WV (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Louisville-Godman AFB, KY, USA
Flug nach:Charleston-Kanawha County Airport, WV (CRW/KCRW), USA
Flew into the side of a tree-covered hill and caught fire. The C-47 was on an ADF instrument approach to runway 23 of the Charleston-Kanawha County Airport, WV (CRW).

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