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Status:Final
Date:Sunday 13 January 1963
Time:02:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123B Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 54-0589
MSN: 20038
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
A Douglas DC-7 of Delta Air Lines (N4875C, msn 44679) was taxiing for takeoff at Memphis Municipal Airport, Tennessee, USA, when it struck a parked USAF Fairchild C-123B Provider (54-0589, msn 20038).
The pilot of the DC-7 was killed. The Provider was damaged by fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - failed to see and avoid other aircraft
pilot in command - improper operation of brakes and/or flight controls

Classification:
Ground collision
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» NTSB
» Passauer Neue Presse 17.1.1963, p7


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