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Date:Tuesday 14 March 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-77228
MSN: 33560/16812
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lake Charles AFB, LA (CWF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47 crashed while practicing touch-and-go's at Lake Charles Air Force Base in Louisiana. The aircraft landed hard and veered to the left into a covered concourse.

Classification:
Heavy landing
Runway excursion

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Hamburger Abendblatt 16 March 1972, p20


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