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Last updated: 27 January 2022
Datum:zondag 4 februari 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 42-108992
Constructienummer: 13768
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Greensboro/High Point Airport, NC (GSO) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Greensboro/High Point Airport, NC (GSO/KGSO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Valparaiso-Eglin AFB, FL (VPS/KVPS), Verenigde Staten
The C-47A transport plane operated on a flight from McGuire AFB, NJ to its home base at Eglin AFB, FL. En route stops were made at Philadelphia, PA and Greensboro, NC. A brief stop was made at Greensboro. One engine remained running, one was shut down. A passenger embarked and the engine was started again for departure.
After takeoff the aircraft climbed to 150-200 feet. It was then reported to have fallen to the left, cartwheeled and burned.

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Chicago Tribune Feb. 5, 1962


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Greensboro/High Point Airport, NC en Valparaiso-Eglin AFB, FL bedraagt 868 km (543 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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