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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Saturday 15 May 1943
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: 41-18562
MSN: 4687
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) NNW of Morganton, NC (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC (MXE/KMEB), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Impacted Gingercake Mountain in fog.

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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 184th loss
  • 63rd fatal accident
  • 8th worst accident (at the time)
  • 287th worst accident (currently)
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