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Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Date:Tuesday 27 July 1943
Time:22:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D Skytrooper (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-68783
MSN: 11710
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hope Mills, NC  (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fort Bragg-Simmons AAF, NC (FBG/KFBG), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in heavy rain.

Sources:
» Henderson Daily Dispatch 28 July 1943
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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