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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Fecha:jueves 8 marzo 1973
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47J (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army
Registración: 0-50781
Numéro de série: 26398/14953
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Total:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 14
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Silk Hope, NC (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fort Bragg-Simmons AAF, NC (FBG/KFBG), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fort Bragg-Simmons AAF, NC (FBG/KFBG), Estados Unidos de América
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 accidente fatal
  • 355th worst accident (a la hora)
  • 382nd worst accident (actualmente)
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