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Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:Friday 29 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15528
C/n / msn: 19994
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) N of Adak AAB, AK (ADK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47A, operating on behalf of the USAAF Air Transport Command, impacted a hillside near Adak Army Air Base, Alaska.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 5 January 1945, p1


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Douglas DC-3

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