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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 10 January 1962
Time:ca 23:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Air National Guard
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:South Park Township, PA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pittsburgh-Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), United States of America
Destination airport:Pittsburgh-Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-47 took off from Pittsburgh-Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA (PIT) on a night time proficiency training flight. Reportedly one of the engines failed during the flight. The airplane clipped trees, crashed and burst into flames.

A USAF C-47 with serial 44-76663 (msn 32995) is known to have crashed on January 10, 1962. However, airframe history suggests that this plane was based with 6314 Wing at Osan, Korea at the time.

Sources:
» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Jan 11, 1962


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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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