Accident Douglas C-47D (DC-3) 43-49258, Wednesday 9 April 1947
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Date:Wednesday 9 April 1947
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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 Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-49258
MSN: 26519/15074
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 21
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF)
Destination airport:Tucson-Davis Monthan AFB, AZ (DMA/KDMA)
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff the airplane settled down in a cotton field.
At least one occupant died in the accident.

Sources:

Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
Chicago Tribune April 10, 1947

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