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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 27 January 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48091
C/n / msn: 25352/13907
First flight: 1944
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Niigata Air Base (KIJ) (   Japan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Niigata Airport (KIJ/RJAN), Japan
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair in a landing accident.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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