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Last updated: 8 December 2021
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Date:Thursday 29 September 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas AC-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49705
MSN: 26966/15521
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:San Antonio-Randolph AFB, TX (RND) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Forced landing into a lake at Randolph Oaks Golf course, located on the premises of Randolph Air Force Base. The crew escaped without serious injuries.
The aircraft was a C-47 modified for use by Army Airways Communications System (AACS) squadron for nav aid checking. The AC-47D designation was later used for C-47 gunship conversions.

Sources:
» Youngstown Vindicator 30 September 1960, p1
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Correio da Manhă 30 October 1960, p12


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