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Last updated: 15 August 2020
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Date:Wednesday 25 November 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49093
C/n / msn: 26354/14909
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Camp A.P. Hill, VA (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Washington-Bolling AFB, DC (BOF/KBOF), United States of America
Destination airport:Montgomery (unknown airport), AL, United States of America
Narrative:
The flight crew attempted an emergency landing on an unpaved runway at Camp A.P. Hill in Caroline County, Virginia, USA after engine trouble. The aircraft ran into a clump of trees at the end of the too short runway. Both wings were sheared off and the nose was crushed. The three crew were injured.

Classification:
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Accident-Report.com
» The Free Lance-Star 25 November 1953, p1


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