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Last updated: 20 January 2022
Date:Monday 28 February 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-16256
MSN: 20722
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cerro Colorado (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP/KELP), United States of America
Destination airport:San Antonio (unknown airport), TX, United States of America
Crashed on Cerro Colorado, near La Noria Ranch, 75 miles southwest of Del Rio, TX in fog.

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