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Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:Friday 19 October 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49040
MSN: 26301/14856
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:29 km (18.1 mls) NW of Miami (MIA), FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crew bailed out after fire and spent 12 hours in the Everglades swamp until being rescued.

Sources:
» New York Times 20 October 1951
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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