ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3) 42-108992 Greensboro/High Point Airport, NC (GSO)
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Date:Sunday 4 February 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-108992
MSN: 13768
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Greensboro/High Point Airport, NC (GSO) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Greensboro/High Point Airport, NC (GSO/KGSO), United States of America
Destination airport:Valparaiso-Eglin AFB, FL (VPS/KVPS), United States of America
The C-47A transport plane operated on a flight from McGuire AFB, NJ to its home base at Eglin AFB, FL. En route stops were made at Philadelphia, PA and Greensboro, NC. A brief stop was made at Greensboro. One engine remained running, one was shut down. A passenger embarked and the engine was started again for departure.
After takeoff the aircraft climbed to 150-200 feet. It was then reported to have fallen to the left, cartwheeled and burned.

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Chicago Tribune Feb. 5, 1962


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Distance from Greensboro/High Point Airport, NC to Valparaiso-Eglin AFB, FL as the crow flies is 868 km (543 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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