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Last updated: 25 October 2021
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Datum:Freitag 2 Januar 1953
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 43-15273
Werknummer: 19739
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3 km (1.9 Meilen) S of Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU) (   USA)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Newburgh-Stewart Air Force Base, NY (SWF/KSWF), USA
Flug nach:Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC (POB/KPOB), USA
Unfallbericht:
The C-47A transport plane departed from Stewart Air Force Base, in Newburg, NY, to Donaldson Air Force Base, in Greenville, S.C, on a routine training flight with a stop at Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville. They attempted a landing a Pope, but low visibility forced the crew to divert to Raleigh-Durham, where visibility was about a one-quarter of a mile with rain.
The aircraft crashed in Crabtree Park while attempting a landing at Raleigh-Durham Airport.

Informationsquelle:
» Fatal & Notable Air Accidents Around Raleigh/RDU
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Distance from Newburgh-Stewart Air Force Base, NY to Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC as the crow flies is 818 km (511 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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