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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 28 March 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3C)
Operating for:Emery Worldwide
Leased from:Pinehurst Airlines
Registration: N57131
C/n / msn: 19040
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The DC-3 was taxiing to the Emery Air Freight terminal a O' Hare when winds caught the tail. It was pushed into an electrical transformer adjacent to the taxiway. The airplane burst into flames.



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