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Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 5 March 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-39 (DC-2)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 38-525
C/n / msn: 2082
First flight: 1939
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Port Sewall, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Stuart-Witham Field, FL (SUA/KSUA), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-39 transport plane ran into a squall near Port Sewall, FL. One of the wings broke off and the airplane crashed in flames into St. Lucie River.

Sources:
» Herald-Journal - Mar 7, 1942
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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