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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Date:Thursday 11 December 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-28-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-76366
MSN: 32698/15950
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Memphis, TN (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:El Paso-Biggs AAF, TX (BIF/KBIF), United States of America
Destination airport:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), United States of America
The C-47 entered an uncontrolled spiral descent and crashed.

Loss of control

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from El Paso-Biggs AAF, TX to Memphis Municipal Airport, TN as the crow flies is 1551 km (969 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2562nd loss
  • 827th fatal accident
  • 83rd worst accident (at the time)
  • 225th worst accident (currently)
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