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Last updated: 17 November 2018
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Date:Sunday 1 July 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-15144
C/n / msn: 19610
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 26
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,8 km (0.5 mls) S of Fort Dix-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Belleville-Scott AFB, IL (BLV/KBLV), United States of America
Destination airport:Wrightstown-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI/KWRI), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed while on approach in fog.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» El Tiempo 2 July 1951, p6


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Distance from Belleville-Scott AFB, IL to Wrightstown-McGuire AFB, NJ as the crow flies is 1311 km (820 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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