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Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Date:Saturday 21 April 1945
Time:15:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48497
C/n / msn: 25758/14313
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Attu Island-Casco Cove Airport, AK (ATU) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Attu Island-Casco Cove Airport, AK (ATU/PAAT), United States of America
Narrative:
Crash-landed in the Weston Mountains while on approach to Attu Island.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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photo of Douglas-C-47B-43-48497
accident date: 21-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: 43-48497
photo of Douglas-C-47B-43-48497
accident date: 21-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: 43-48497
photo of Douglas-C-47B-43-48497
accident date: 21-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: 43-48497
photo of Douglas-C-47B-43-48497
accident date: 21-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: 43-48497
photo of Douglas-C-47B-43-48497
accident date: 21-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: 43-48497
photo of Douglas-C-47B-43-48497
accident date: 21-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: 43-48497
photo of Douglas-C-47B-43-48497
accident date: 21-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: 43-48497
photo of Douglas-C-47B-43-48497
accident date: 21-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: 43-48497
photo of Douglas-C-47B-43-48497
accident date: 21-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: 43-48497
photo of Douglas-C-47B-43-48497
accident date: 21-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: 43-48497
photo of Douglas-C-47B-43-48497
accident date: 21-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: 43-48497
photo of Douglas-C-47B-43-48497
accident date: 21-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: 43-48497
photo of Douglas-C-47B-43-48497
accident date: 21-04-1945
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: 43-48497
 
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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