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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Thursday 3 August 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49278
MSN: 26539/15094
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) E of Decatur, IL (DEC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Decatur Airport, IL (DEC/KDEC), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Destroyed by fire in takeoff accident.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Chicago Tribune (Aug 4, 1950)


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