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Last updated: 19 November 2019
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Date:Friday 4 November 1955
Time:23:46
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: 43-48276
C/n / msn: 25537/14092
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Holyoke, MA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Washington-Bolling AFB, DC (BOF/KBOF), United States of America
Destination airport:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF), United States of America
Narrative:
Made forced landing on the Connecticut River.
Carburetor icing and subsequent engine failure was listed as the primary cause of the crash.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» The Panama American (November 5, 1955)
» newenglandaviationhistory.com


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Distance from Washington-Bolling AFB, DC to Springfield-Westover AFB, MA as the crow flies is 528 km (330 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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