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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 12 March 1957
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47A (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-47979
C/n / msn: 25240/13795
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Hakuba (   Japan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Destination airport:Hamamatsu Airport (RJNH), Japan
Narrative:
While flying, a Douglas VC-47A crashed into mountains near Hakuba (or Shirouma) Town, Toyama Prefecture.

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


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Distance from Tokyo-Haneda Airport to Hamamatsu Airport as the crow flies is 207 km (130 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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