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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Saturday 22 December 1945
Time:16:56
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 Skytrooper (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: NC36516
C/n / msn: 7357
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) NW of Jacksonville AAB, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Augusta-Bush Field, GA (AGS/KAGS), United States of America
Destination airport:West Palm Beach-Morrison AAF, FL (PBI/KPBI), United States of America
Narrative:
A Douglas C-53 transport plane sustained substantial damage in an accident near Jacksonville, FL. Fuel mismanagement caused the failure of the engines. The airplane crashed short of the runway at Jacksonville.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles


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Distance from Augusta-Bush Field, GA to West Palm Beach-Morrison AAF, FL as the crow flies is 760 km (475 miles).

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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