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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 9 April 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-49258
C/n / msn: 26519/15074
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF), United States of America
Destination airport:Tucson-Davis Monthan AFB, AZ (DMA/KDMA), United States of America
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff the airplane settled down in a cotton field.
At least one occupant died in the accident.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Chicago Tribune April 10, 1947


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Distance from San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX to Tucson-Davis Monthan AFB, AZ as the crow flies is 1207 km (754 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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