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Last updated: 24 July 2019
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 13 January 1963
Time:02:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: N4875C
C/n / msn: 44679/526
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Douglas DC-7 of Delta Air Lines (N4875C, msn 44679) was taxiing for takeoff at Memphis Municipal Airport, Tennessee, USA, when it struck a parked USAF Fairchild C-123B Provider. The aircraft was taxiing on an unfamiliar taxiway at night.
The pilot off the DC-7 was killed. A fire erupted in the Provider, causing the aircraft to be damage beyond repair.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - failed to see and avoid other aircraft
pilot in command - improper operation of brakes and/or flight controls

Classification:
Ground collision
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» NTSB


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