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Last updated: 17 June 2019
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Date:Thursday 18 July 1946
Time:21:10 MST
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-45-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 45-930
C/n / msn: 34192/16933
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) N of Goodland, KS (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Topeka-Forbes AFB, KS (FOE/KFOE), United States of America
Destination airport:Aurora-Lowry AFB, CO, United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed in a wheat stubblefield during a severe electrical storm.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Ellensburg Daily Record - Jul 19, 1946


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Douglas DC-3

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  • 2359th loss
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