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Last updated: 17 September 2019
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Date:Friday 7 May 1937
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-33 (DC-2)
Operator:United States Army Air Corps - USAAC
Registration: 36-81
C/n / msn: 1514
First flight: 1936
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Clay Springs, AZ (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:San Diego (unknown airport), CA, United States of America
Destination airport:Amarillo AAF, TX (AMA/KAMA), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft force landed in the treetops on a rocky hillside near Clay Springs, AZ following a loss of engine power. A fire erupted after the four crew members had left the plane.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Prescott Evening Courier 8 May 1937, p1


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