Accident description
Last updated: 29 November 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 4 April 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47D
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-926
C/n / msn: 16929/34187
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 6
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 9 km N of Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL (BFM) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Montgomery-Maxwell AFB, AL (MXF/KMXF), United States of America
Destination airport:Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL (BFM/KBFM), United States of America
Narrative:
Mid-air collision at night between Douglas VC-47D 45-926 and Douglas C-124A-DL Globemaster II 50-1260. Both aircraft spun down, crashing on top of parked railroad box cars and bursting into flames.
The VC-47 operated on a flight from Maxwell AFB to Brookley AFB while the Globemaster operated on a local flight out of Brookley AFB.


Sources:
» Toledo Blade - Apr 5, 1952


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Distance from Montgomery-Maxwell AFB, AL to Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL as the crow flies is 252 km (157 miles).

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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