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Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:Thursday 22 December 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-7 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 39101
C/n / msn: 32802/16054
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Edenton MCAS, NC (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cherry Point MCAS, NC (KNKT), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Two U.S. Navy aircraft, a Douglas R4D transport plane and a Vought F4U Corsair fighter aircraft collided in flight near Edenton MCAS, North Carolina, USA.
The R4D was engaged in a photo flight at 8000 feet when the accident occurred. The R4D managed to land at Edenton with a damaged tail but the fighter pilot had to bail out.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» The Free Lance-Star 22 December 1949, p1
» The Dispatch 22 December 1949, p1


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