C-97 Crash

December 11, 2012
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This crash occurred on May 22, 1947 and involved a C-97 cargo plane which crashed near Wright Field. Five crew members on board were killed.

4 Responses to C-97 Crash

  1. Julie Young on April 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I believe this is the plane that my uncle, William Kinney, was piloting when it crashed. I was told it was due to engine failure but had also heard that the plane was experimental. Would love to know more information about it.

    • Lisa on April 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Julie! Yes, Lt. Col. W. E. Kinney, along with 4 others, were killed in this crash at Wright Field on May 22, 1947. I’ve emailed you some articles and additional information.

  2. Julie Young on April 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you so much Lisa! I had heard that there had been one survivor and was pleased to hear that there were actually 2. Thanks for the suggestion to check in with the base!

    • Lisa on April 18, 2013 at 11:24 am

      You’re welcome! Glad we could find something helpful!

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