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Last updated: 21 January 2022
Datum:donderdag 16 oktober 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Sylva, NC (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Gainesville-Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, GA (GVL/KGVL), Verenigde Staten
The aircraft departed Charlotte in a hurry because the pilot was afraid the cargo of baby chicks might suffocate due to high temperatures on the ground. Weather condition were not carefully checked. The crew were not able to locate their destination because of weather conditions and other station interference with their ADF. The DC-3 was found to have crashed into a mountain.


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC en Gainesville-Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, GA bedraagt 282 km (176 miles).

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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