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Last updated: 28 October 2021
Datum:vrijdag 2 januari 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 43-15273
Constructienummer: 19739
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:3 km (1.9 mijl) S of Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Newburgh-Stewart Air Force Base, NY (SWF/KSWF), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC (POB/KPOB), Verenigde Staten
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.

» 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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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 Newburgh-Stewart Air Force Base, NY en Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC bedraagt 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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