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Last updated: 24 September 2021
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Date:Thursday 31 March 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC (POB) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC (POB/KPOB), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed and caught fire while attempting to land in an open field near the Pope Field officers club.

Sources:
» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1 April 1949, p1


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