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Datum:Mittwoch 12 April 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3S
Fluggesellschaft:US Steel Co.
Kennzeichen: N541S
Werknummer: 43192
Baujahr: 1936
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV (BLF) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Pittsburgh (unknown airport), PA, USA
Flug nach:Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV (BLF/KBLF), USA
A Douglas DC-3, registered N541S, was damaged beyond repair in a runway excursion accident upon landing at Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV (BLF).
The airplane carried the vice president of U.S. Steel Corp. on a flight from Pittsburgh, PA. The DC-3 slid off the runway and went over an embankment.

» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Apr 13, 1961


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