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Last updated: 18 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 4 February 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5S (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17131
C/n / msn: 12275
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:off Assateague Island, ME (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft disappeared in a storm at night; four crew and six passengers on board.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» The Free Lance-Star 7 February 1947, p1


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