Accident Douglas C-47D (DC-3) 44-77228, Tuesday 14 March 1972
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Date:Tuesday 14 March 1972
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-77228
MSN: 33560/16812
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Lake Charles AFB, LA (CWF) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
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Destination airport:
Narrative:
The C-47 crashed while practicing touch-and-go's at Lake Charles Air Force Base in Louisiana. The aircraft landed hard and veered to the left into a covered concourse.

Sources:

The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
Hamburger Abendblatt 16 March 1972, p20

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