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Last updated: 15 August 2020
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Date:Monday 13 October 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 12421
C/n / msn: 9401
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Changchun Airport (CGQ) (   China)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Changchun Airport (CGQ/ZYRD), China
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The United States Military Attaché's Douglas R4D transport plane crashed while taking-off in a blizzard and broke in two. One occupant was injured.

Sources:
» Morning Tribune 16 October 1947, p5
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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