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Last updated: 26 October 2021
Date:Thursday 9 February 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas SC-47D
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-16411
MSN: 20877
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Cheyenne Airport, WY (CYS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Cheyenne Airport, WY (CYS/KCYS), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Veered off runway on takeoff and struck a snow bank. The co-pilot was killed by a broken propeller blade that had penetrated the cockpit.

Runway excursion

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