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Last updated: 25 January 2021
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Datum:donderdag 8 maart 1973
Tijd:09:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47J (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army
Registratie: 0-50781
Constructienummer: 26398/14953
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Totaal:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 14
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Silk Hope, NC (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fort Bragg-Simmons AAF, NC (FBG/KFBG), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Fort Bragg-Simmons AAF, NC (FBG/KFBG), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The C-47 crashed into a corn field one hour after departure. The accident killed all on board, including 11 members of the United States Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, a flight crew of two, and a crew chief.
Cause of the crash was determined to be overloaded - due to the fact a heavy metal plating floor had been added in Vietnam but not entered in the log book. The aircraft was also flying in poor weather conditions.

Bronnen:
» In Remembrance "Friends and Teammates Lost in the C-47"
» 281st Assault Helicopter Company Remembrance page


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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 4106e ongeval
  • 1580e dodelijk ongeval
  • 351e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 378e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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