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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 9 April 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47A (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-93809
C/n / msn: 13762
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Camp Edwards, MA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA (FMH/KFMH), United States of America
Destination airport:Niagara Falls International Airport, NY (IAG/KIAG), United States of America
Narrative:
Mid-air collision with a USAF Lockheed F-94B Starfire (51-5407) at an altitude of 5000-7000 feet.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Chicago Tribune, April 10, 1952


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Distance from Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA to Niagara Falls International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 705 km (441 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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