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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Friday 14 January 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-82A-15-FA Packet
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-23010
C/n / msn: 10054
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 40
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) NW of Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC (POB) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Fairchild C-82A-15-FA Packet transport plane was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Fayetteville, NC.
The airplane of the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron was taking part in a para drop exercise. There were 36 paratroopers on board. After developing engine trouble, all paratroopers bailed out safely. The airplane crashed, killing all three crew members.

Sources:
» The Southeast Missourian - Jan 15, 1949


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