Accident Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3) 43-30655, Monday 4 March 1963
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Date:Monday 4 March 1963
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-30655
MSN: 13806
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Bentwaters RAF Station (BWY) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The aircraft was undergoing a high speed taxi check on the runway when it departed the runway mid-field on the left side. The pilot attempted to ground-loop the aircraft but it crashed into a grove of trees. The rudder lock had not been removed before the test, leading to this accident.

Sources:

US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde

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