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Last updated: 14 October 2019
Datum:Dienstag 7 Oktober 1952
Zeit:ca 02:05
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas EC-47D (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 43-48870
Werknummer: 26131/14686
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,6 km (1 Meilen) N of Philadelpia-Northeast Airport, PA (PNE) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Niagara Falls International Airport, NY (IAG/KIAG), USA
Flug nach:Long Island-Mitchel Air Force Base, NY, USA
An EC-47D aircraft was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Philadelpia-Northeast Airport, Pennsylvania. Three of the six occupants were killed.
The aircraft diverted from the destination, Mitchel Air Force Base on Long Island, to LaGuardia Airport, New York but could not land there due to fog. The flight continued to Philadelphia where it impacted swampy terrain.

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» The Pittsburgh Press - Oct 7, 1952


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Niagara Falls International Airport, NY to Long Island-Mitchel Air Force Base, NY as the crow flies is 512 km (320 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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