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Last updated: 18 October 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 22 Dezember 1949
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-7 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 39101
Werknummer: 32802/16054
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Edenton MCAS, NC (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Cherry Point MCAS, NC (KNKT), USA
Flug nach:?
Two U.S. Navy aircraft, a Douglas R4D transport plane and a Vought F4U Corsair fighter aircraft collided in flight near Edenton MCAS, North Carolina, USA.
The R4D was engaged in a photo flight at 8000 feet when the accident occurred. The R4D managed to land at Edenton with a damaged tail but the fighter pilot had to bail out.

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» The Free Lance-Star 22 December 1949, p1
» The Dispatch 22 December 1949, p1


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