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Last updated: 12 December 2018
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Date:Sunday 14 February 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-82A Packet
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 48-569
C/n / msn: 10204
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,8 km (1.1 mls) N of Yelm, WA (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), United States of America
Destination airport:Sacramento (unknown airport), CA, United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft performed a gear-up landing following an engine failure. Four of the six crew members had bailed out prior to the forced landing.
The aircraft operated on a flight from McChord AFB to Sacramento with 8,000 pounds of cargo.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Santa Cruz Sentinel 15 February 1954, p4


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