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Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:Monday 7 June 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23512
MSN: 9374
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,4 km (4 mls) NE of Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC (MXE) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, NC (MXE/KMEB), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47, based at Pope Field, crashed when attempting to return to Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base after it ran into bad weather.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Evening Star 8 June 1943, p13


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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 203rd loss
  • 66th fatal accident
  • 16th worst accident (at the time)
  • 440th worst accident (currently)
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