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Accident description
Last updated: 25 August 2016
Status:
Date:Wednesday 9 May 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17114
C/n / msn: 12008
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK), United States of America
Destination airport:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed shortly after takeoff following engine fire.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Ottawa Citizen - May 9, 1951


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