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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Sunday 8 May 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-108869
C/n / msn: 12538
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) ESE of Barnesville, OH (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Baltimore Airport, MD, United States of America
Destination airport:Columbus-Port Columbus International Airport, OH (CMH/KCMH), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-47, operated by the Ohio Air National Guard, suffered an engine failure. Ten passengers bailed out and the four crew members remained on board when the airplane carried out a forced landing on a wooded hillside.

Sources:
» The Palm Beach Post - May 9, 1955


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