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Last updated: 16 September 2019
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Date:Thursday 27 December 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49413
C/n / msn: 26674/15229
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fukuoka-Itazuke AFB (FUK) (   Japan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fukuoka-Itazuke AFB (FUK/RJFF), Japan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Takeoff accident. The C-47 crashed against a maintenance hangar from 30 meters altitude and caught fire.
Four occupants were killed and 19 were injured. Eight others injured were ground personnel.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» El Litoral 28 December 1951, p1
» Chicago Tribune Dec. 28, 1951


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