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Last updated: 13 November 2018
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Date:Monday 22 December 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Operator:Royal Hellenic Air Force
Registration: 49-2616
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Su Won (K-13) Air Base (SWU) (   South Korea)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Su Won (K-13) Air Base (SWU/RKSW), South Korea
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Greek C-47 taxied onto the active runway at Suwon. A USAF Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star (49-0722) was on takeoff and hit the aircraft C-47.
The C-47 carried six U.S. soldier patients to evacuate them to a hospital.

Sources:
» Aeromilitaria / Air-Britain, 2016
» Korean War Aircraft Loss Database (KORWALD)
» The Deseret News - Dec 23, 1952


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Douglas DC-3

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