Accident Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3) 43-15931, Friday 7 January 1949
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Date:Friday 7 January 1949
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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: 43-15931
MSN: 20379
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:6,5 km SW of Mineral, WA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ogden-Hill AFB, UT (HIF/KHIF)
Destination airport:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM)
Narrative:
The Douglas C-47 operated on a flight from Maxwell Field, Alabama to McChord Field, Washington with a refueling stop at Hill Field, Utah.
The airplane departed Hill Field at 19:34 hours. Last radio contact was at 22:44 hours when the crew radioed that they were over Tacoma, commencing the approach to McChord.
The wreckage was located January 9, 30 miles west of Mount Rainier.

Sources:

The Deseret News - Jan 7, 1949
The Deseret News - Jan 10, 1949
Accident-Report.com

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