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Last updated: 28 July 2021
Date:Wednesday 24 June 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada CV-2B Caribou (DHC-4)
Operator:United States Army
Registration: 62-4196
MSN: 142
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 20
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) NE of Ridgeway, SC (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Several planes were involved in Exercise Hawk Star I. A landing strip was set up on a rolling, downhill pasture near Ridgeway, SC. During a night takeoff, the Caribou lost power on one engine. It swerved into a grove of trees, then settled in flames against a fence. Several soldiers were repairing the fence at the time and were hit by the plane.

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