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Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:Monday 25 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 50798
MSN: 26608/15163
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) S of Indianapolis, IN (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Columbus (unknown airport), OH, United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft overshot the airfield while attempting to land at the Indianapolis Municipal Airport in heavy fog. It hit trees while the pilot tried to pull up.

Sources:
» Evening Star 26 December 1944, p4


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