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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 28 February 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49226
C/n / msn: 26487/15042
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sydney, NS (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Four crew and 14 passengers bailed out after fuel exhaustion due to weather.

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreón 29 February 1952, p1
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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