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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 29 April 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-15379
C/n / msn: 19845
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dentist C (   South Korea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Seoul (unknown airport), South Korea
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47 aircraft of the 21st Troop Carrier Squadron was participating in the evacuation of the American wounded in Korea. It was enroute from Seoul to Cho-do Island off the west coast of North Korea. It crashed in the water just off "Dentist C".

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» Korean War Aircraft Loss Database (KORWALD)
» Arlington National Cemetery website; Benjamin H. Woodruff, Jr.


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