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Last updated: 11 August 2020
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Date:Sunday 19 April 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49H (DC-3-228)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-38254
C/n / msn: 1993
First flight: 1937
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Freetown-Hastings Airport (HGS) (   Sierra Leone)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Freetown-Hastings Airport (HGS/GFHA), Sierra Leone
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on takeoff.

Sources:
» St.Petersburg Times 18 November 1942, p7
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Douglas DC-3

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