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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25581
Last updated: 16 December 2019
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Date:12-JUL-1945
Time:14:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic B26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas A-26C Invader
Owner/operator:127 Base Unit, 1st USAAF
Registration: 44-35553
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:7 miles west of Burlington SC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Florence AAF, SC
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed after a mid-air collision in bad weather with Eastern Airlines DC-3 NC25647.
Both occupants of the A-26C lost their lives.
One person aboard the airliner, a passenger, was killed when the propeller blades of the partially severed left engine of the DC-3 penetrated the fuselage.
The DC-3 was belly landed without further loss of life.

Sources:

Aviation Archeology-Stateside USAAF accidents, 1945.
Joe Baugher USAAF Serials.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
25-Aug-2011 14:45 Uli Elch Updated [Operator]
19-Jan-2015 06:20 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Jan-2015 08:41 angels one five Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
20-Jan-2015 00:28 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
18-Dec-2016 16:19 angels one five Updated [Source]

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