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Last updated: 22 January 2022
Datum:Donnerstag 8 März 1973
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47J (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army
Kennzeichen: 0-50781
Werknummer: 26398/14953
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Silk Hope, NC (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Fort Bragg-Simmons AAF, NC (FBG/KFBG), USA
Flug nach:Fort Bragg-Simmons AAF, NC (FBG/KFBG), USA
The C-47 crashed into a corn field one hour after departure. The accident killed all on board, including 11 members of the United States Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, a flight crew of two, and a crew chief.
Cause of the crash was determined to be overloaded - due to the fact a heavy metal plating floor had been added in Vietnam but not entered in the log book. The aircraft was also flying in poor weather conditions.

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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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 4124th loss
  • 1627th Fataler Unfall
  • 355th worst accident (Zu diesem Zeitpunkt)
  • 382nd worst accident (Momentan)
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