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Date:Sunday 25 April 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-15555
MSN: 20021
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cheyenne Airport, WY (CYS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Colorado Springs-Peterson AFB, CO (COS/KCOS), United States of America
Destination airport:Cheyenne Airport, WY (CYS/KCYS), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed while attempting to land at the Cheyenne Municipal Airport, WY.

Sources:
» The Victoria Advocat 26 APR 1971, p1
» The Deseret News - Apr 26, 1971


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Distance from Colorado Springs-Peterson AFB, CO to Cheyenne Airport, WY as the crow flies is 260 km (162 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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