Accident Douglas VC-47D (DC-3) 45-926, Friday 4 April 1952
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Date:Friday 4 April 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas VC-47D (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-926
MSN: 34187/16929
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 9 km N of Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL (BFM) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Montgomery-Maxwell AFB, AL (MXF/KMXF)
Destination airport:Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL (BFM/KBFM)
Mid-air collision at night between Douglas VC-47D 45-926 and Douglas C-124A-DL Globemaster II 50-1260. Both aircraft spun down, crashing on top of parked railroad box cars and bursting into flames.
The VC-47 operated on a flight from Maxwell AFB to Brookley AFB while the Globemaster operated on a local flight out of Brookley AFB.


Toledo Blade - Apr 5, 1952


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