Accident Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3) 43-15691, Tuesday 27 March 1951
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Date:Tuesday 27 March 1951
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-15691
MSN: 20157
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:2,8 km N off Matagorda Island AFB, TX (MGI) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Austin-Bergstrom AFB, TX (KAUS)
Destination airport:Matagorda Island AFB, TX (MGI)
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into five feet of water on approach to Matagorda Island AFB, Texas, at night. One occupant was injured.

Sources:

Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
The Victoria Advocat 28 March 1951, p12

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