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Last updated: 25 June 2019
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Date:Wednesday 20 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 39077
C/n / msn: 10204
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) E of Louisburg, KS (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The flight crew was practicing instrument flying and stalls when the aircraft entered a spin. The aircraft impacted the ground, killing five occupants.
The aircraft was likely operating out of Olathe NAS, Kansas, as on September 10, 1944, the station's primary mission became that of training transport pilots.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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