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Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:Wednesday 5 February 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3C)
Operator:International Air Freight
Registration: NC54451
MSN: 25318/13873
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Harrington, DL (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:New York (unknown airport), NY, United States of America
Destination airport:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU/KRDU), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft diverted to Harrington because of no. 2 engine rpm reduction. The DC-3 approached downwind, overshot and struck some trees. In appeared that there were nearly 2 ounces of water in the carburetor fuel passages.

Sources:
» The Evening Independent 6 February 1947, p12


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