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Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:Wednesday 22 October 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48300
MSN: 25561/14116
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Harrisburg-Olmsted AFB, PA (MDT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Youngstown Airport, OH (YNG/KYNG), United States of America
Destination airport:Harrisburg-Olmsted AFB, PA (MDT/KMDT), United States of America
Narrative:
A C-47 military cargo plane impacted the wooded side of a 700-foot mountain. A post-impact fire erupted and all six on board were killed.
The airplane operated on a routine cargo flight from its base at Dennison-Perris Air Force Base, Texas to Olmsted Air Force Base, with an en route stop at Youngstown, Ohio.
Weather at the time of the accident was poor due to fog.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 23, 1958


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Distance from Youngstown Airport, OH to Harrisburg-Olmsted AFB, PA as the crow flies is 348 km (218 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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