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Last updated: 24 September 2021
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Date:Wednesday 26 December 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47A (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48142
MSN: 25403/13958
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:77 km (48.1 mls) E of Redding, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA (SKA/KSKA), United States of America
Destination airport:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU), United States of America
Narrative:
Impacted terrain, killing all eight on board.

Sources:
» The Daily Express 27 December 1951
» El Litoral 27-12-1951
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA to Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA as the crow flies is 1088 km (680 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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