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Last updated: 4 April 2020
Datum:Dienstag 24 August 1948
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (VC-117B) (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 45-2554
Werknummer: 34212/18557
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:8 km (5 Meilen) N of Newton, NJ (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Harrisburg-Olmsted AFB, PA (MDT/KMDT), USA
Flug nach:Danbury Airport, CT (DXR/KDXR), USA
Collided with North American B-25J Mitchell 44-86870 at an altitude of about 7000 feet and crashed. The B-25 landed safely at Stewart Field.

» The Free Lance-Star - Aug 25, 1948
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Youngstown Vindicator - Aug 25, 1948 p.10


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Distance from Harrisburg-Olmsted AFB, PA to Danbury Airport, CT as the crow flies is 304 km (190 miles).

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