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Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:Saturday 5 December 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18494
MSN: 4586
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) S of Montgomery-Maxwell Field, AL (MXF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Maxton Airport, NC (MXE/KMEB), United States of America
Destination airport:Montgomery-Maxwell Field, AL (MXF/KMXF), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed south of Montgomery-Maxwell Field Alabama.

Sources:
» The Wilmington Morning Star 7 December 1942, p2
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Maxton Airport, NC to Montgomery-Maxwell Field, AL as the crow flies is 697 km (435 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 104th loss
  • 39th fatal accident
  • 11th worst accident (at the time)
  • 440th worst accident (currently)
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