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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Friday 19 August 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas SC-47A
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-108944
MSN: 13288
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) NE of Hawthorne, NV (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Reno-Stead AFB, NV (KRTS), United States of America
Destination airport:?
The Douglas SC-47A took off in a seven-ship formation for a classified training mission. The aircraft impacted a mountain in the Gillis Mountain Range, a few feet below the summit at about 6000 feet.

» Lodi News-Sentinel - Aug 20, 1955
» The Victoria Advocate - Aug 21, 1955
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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