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Last updated: 25 September 2021
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Date:Thursday 16 December 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-82A-25-FA Packet
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-23042
MSN: 10086
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) S of Greenville-Donaldson AFB, SC (GDC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Greenville-Donaldson AFB, SC (GDC/KGYH), United States of America
Destination airport:Greenville-Donaldson AFB, SC (GDC/KGYH), United States of America
Narrative:
A C-82A Packet transport plane crashed during a local flight out of Greenville AFB, SC. A fire broke out. Airport fire services extinguished the fire before it could consume the entire airplane.

Sources:
» Fairchild C-82 Packet website / Simon Beck
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» St. Petersburg Times - Dec 17, 1948


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