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Accident description
Last updated: 28 October 2016
Date:Monday 28 January 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-82A Packet
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-57791
C/n / msn: 10161
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Raunheim (   Germany)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Frankfurt-Rhein-Main AFB (FRF/EDAF), Germany
The plane was reported flying in a formation of twelve C-82s when it caught fire five miles west of its base. All five crew members bailed out and the airplane crashed in a village.

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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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