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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 3 June 1957
Time:ca 17:30
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: 43-15995
C/n / msn: 20461
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near McGrath, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47A transport plane crashed while attempting an emergency landing on a small airstrip after engine trouble. The aircraft impacted wooded terrain. Two occupants were killed, two were injured and five were unhurt.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» The Panama American, June 04, 1957


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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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