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Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 16 September 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-15872
C/n / msn: 7389
First flight: 1942
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fayetteville-Pope AAF, NC (POB) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fayetteville-Pope AAF, NC (POB/KPOB), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Douglas C-53 transport aircraft (42-15872, c/n 7389) suffered takeoff accident at Fayetteville-Pope AAF, NC (POB).

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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