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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 13 March 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49343
C/n / msn: 26604/15159
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:18 km (11.3 mls) E of Bay Minette, AL (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed due to a fire.

Sources:
» Diário de Lisboa 14 March 1952, p12
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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