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Last updated: 2 December 2020
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Date:Sunday 24 October 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49416
C/n / msn: 26677/15232
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rantoul-Chanute AFB, IL (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Rantoul-Chanute AFB, IL (KTIP), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane was approaching Chanute Air Force Base in heavy ground fog when it contacted the side of an empty barrack. It then crashed into another barrack.

Sources:
» Spokane Daily Chronicle - Oct 25, 1948
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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