Accident Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3) 42-100998,
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Date:Wednesday 23 May 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100998
MSN: 19461
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Knollwood Airport, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Fayetteville-Pope AAF, NC (POB/KPOB)
Destination airport:Fayetteville-Pope AAF, NC (POB/KPOB)
A Douglas C-47 was destroyed in a takeoff accident at Knollwood Field, NC. All four crew members were killed. The crew was practicing takeoffs and landings when a suspected engine failure caused the airplane to strike trees at the end of the runway. The airplane crashed and burned.


Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles

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