ASN Aircraft accident Douglas VC-47D (DC-3) 43-49093 Camp A.P. Hill, VA
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Date:Wednesday 25 November 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49093
MSN: 26354/14909
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Camp A.P. Hill, VA (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Washington-Bolling AFB, DC (BOF/KBOF), United States of America
Destination airport:Montgomery (unknown airport), AL, United States of America
The flight crew attempted an emergency landing on an unpaved runway at Camp A.P. Hill in Caroline County, Virginia, USA after engine trouble. The aircraft ran into a clump of trees at the end of the too short runway. Both wings were sheared off and the nose was crushed. The three crew were injured.

Forced landing on runway

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» The Free Lance-Star 25 November 1953, p1


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