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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 10 Januar 1962
Zeit:ca 23:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Air National Guard
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:South Park Township, PA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Pittsburgh-Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), USA
Flug nach:Pittsburgh-Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), USA
The C-47 took off from Pittsburgh-Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA (PIT) on a night time proficiency training flight. Reportedly one of the engines failed during the flight. The airplane clipped trees, crashed and burst into flames.

A USAF C-47 with serial 44-76663 (msn 32995) is known to have crashed on January 10, 1962. However, airframe history suggests that this plane was based with 6314 Wing at Osan, Korea at the time.

» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Jan 11, 1962


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