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Last updated: 8 December 2019
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Date:Tuesday 27 March 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-15691
C/n / msn: 20157
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,8 km (1.8 mls) N off Matagorda Island AFB, TX (MGI) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Austin-Bergstrom AFB, TX (KAYS), United States of America
Destination airport:Matagorda Island AFB, TX (MGI), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into five feet of water on approach to Matagorda Island AFB, Texas, at night. One occupant was injured.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Victoria Advocat 28 March 1951, p12


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