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Last updated: 24 June 2021
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Date:Thursday 24 July 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-50B (DC-3-397)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-7705
MSN: 4111
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dayton-Wright Patterson AAF, OH (FFO) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Dayton-Wright Patterson AAF, OH (FFO/KFFO), United States of America
Narrative:
An engine caught fire in flight and fell from the plane just before landing. A crash-landing was carried out.

Sources:
» The Bluffton News 31 July 1941, p6
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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