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Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Date:Saturday 24 September 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas SC-47D
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-16145
MSN: 20611
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Burns, WY (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mount Clemens-Selfridge AFB, MI (MTC/KMTC), United States of America
Destination airport:Reno-Stead AFB, NV (KRTS), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed during a snowstorm.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» Lodi News-Sentinel - Sep 26, 1955


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Distance from Mount Clemens-Selfridge AFB, MI to Reno-Stead AFB, NV as the crow flies is 3073 km (1921 miles).

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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