ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47D 43-48940 Rome-Griffiss AFB, NY (RME)
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Date:Thursday 23 March 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48940
MSN: 26201/14756
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rome-Griffiss AFB, NY (RME) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Rome-Griffiss AFB, NY (RME/KRME), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Crashed while taking off during a snow storm. One occupant was killed, one slightly injured and three unhurt.
A second airman died of his burns March 25.

» Evening Star 25 March 1950, p1
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Noticias de Hoy - March 24, 1950


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