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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 27 March 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-15691
C/n / msn: 20157
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,8 km (1.8 mls) N of Matagorda Island AFB, TX (MGI) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Matagorda Island AFB, TX (MGI), United States of America
Narrative:
Suffered a landing accident in poor weather conditions.

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» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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