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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 15 August 1942
Time:21:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 Skytrooper (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-6463
C/n / msn: 4915
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) E of Garnet Peak, MA  (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Hempstead Plains-Mitchell Field, NY, United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-53 transport plane struck trees on a mountainside, crashed and burst into flames.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Schenectady Gazette - Aug 17, 1942


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Douglas DC-3

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  • 55th loss
  • 25th fatal accident
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