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Date:Saturday 11 November 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-82A Packet
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-57739
MSN: 10109
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) NW of Pickens, SC (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Montgomery-Maxwell AFB, AL (MXF/KMXF), United States of America
Destination airport:Greenville-Donaldson AFB, SC (GDC/KGYH), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed into Bully Mountain. A post impact fire broke out.

Sources:
» Fairchild C-82 Packet website / Simon Beck
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» San Bernardino Sun 13 November 1950, p1


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Distance from Montgomery-Maxwell AFB, AL to Greenville-Donaldson AFB, SC as the crow flies is 451 km (282 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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