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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 26 February 1957
Time:10:45
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: 43-49792
C/n / msn: 27053/15608
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fukuoka (   Japan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A USAF Douglas C-47D transport plane collided with a North American F-100 Super Sabre fighter above Fukuoka City. Two civilian were houses destroyed.
The F-100 pilot managed to land safely at Itazuke Air Base.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» The Aviation Forum thread [Accident Report] JASDF aircraft accidents in 1965 to 2005 in Japan
» The Times-News - Feb 26, 1957


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