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Last updated: 17 September 2019
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Date:Sunday 15 June 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-76244
C/n / msn: 32576/15828
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fort Knox-Godman AAF, KY (FTK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fort Knox-Godman AAF, KY (FTK/KFTK), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft overshot the runway when attempting to land back at Godman AAF, shortly after takeoff. A fire occurred. The 20 occupants were slightly injured.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Indian Express 17 June 1947, p6


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