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Last updated: 27 January 2022
Fecha:miércoles 5 octubre 1949
Hora:ca 11:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 43-16386
Numéro de série: 20852
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Mount Mitchell, NC (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Washington-Bolling AFB, DC (BOF/KBOF), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL (BFM/KBFM), Estados Unidos de América
A USAF Douglas C-47 transport plane was destroyed in an accident on Mount Mitchell, NC, USA. All nine on board were killed.
The airplane departed Washington-Bolling AFB, DC (BOF) at 08:55 on a flight to Mobile, AL. En route it flew into the forested slope of the cloud-shrouded 6684 ft high Mount Mitchell.
The wreckage was located after two days.

» The Evening Independent - Oct 7, 1949


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Washington-Bolling AFB, DC to Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL as the crow flies is 1351 km (844 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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