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Last updated: 20 March 2018
Date:Thursday 19 August 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49J
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-1971
C/n / msn: 4995
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820-71
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hampstead, NH (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The C-49 was circling over the Island Pond lake when it went into a spin and crashed.

Loss of control

» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles


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