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Last updated: 2 December 2015
Fecha:domingo 8 abril 1951
Hora:ca 11:56
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 43-48298
Numéro de série: 25559
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 18 / Ocupantes: 18
Total:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 21
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:13 km (8.1 milles) NE of Charleston, WV (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Louisville-Godman AFB, KY, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Charleston-Kanawha County Airport, WV (CRW/KCRW), Estados Unidos de América
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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