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Last updated: 25 September 2021
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Date:Tuesday 9 December 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-82A-10-FA Packet
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-22994
MSN: 10038
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:18 km (11.3 mls) NNE of Eglin, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Austin-Bergstrom AFB, TX (KAYS), United States of America
Destination airport:Greenville-Donaldson AFB, SC (GDC/KGYH), United States of America
Narrative:
An engine fire forced the crew of five to bail out. The aircraft crashed in flames on a farm.

Sources:
» Fairchild C-82 Packet website / Simon Beck
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Windsor Daily Star 10 December 1947, p24


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Distance from Austin-Bergstrom AFB, TX to Greenville-Donaldson AFB, SC as the crow flies is 1510 km (944 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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