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Last updated: 3 April 2020
Datum:Mittwoch 24 Juni 1964
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada CV-2B Caribou (DHC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army
Kennzeichen: 62-4196
Werknummer: 142
Baujahr: 1963
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 20
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:8 km (5 Meilen) NE of Ridgeway, SC (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
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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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