Date: July 12, 1945
Time: 1436
Location: Near Florence, South Carolina
Operator: Eastern Air Lines / Military - U.S. Army Air Corps
Flight #: 45
Route: Boston - NY - Washington DC - Jacksonville - Miami
AC Type: Douglas DC-3-201C / Army A-26
Registration: NC25647
cn / ln: 2235
Aboard: 10   (passengers:4  crew:6)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:1  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: After deviating off course 8 miles to avoid military traffic, the two planes collided at 3,000 ft. The commercial pilot landed the plane in a corn field. Two occupants of the A-26 (33-35553) were killed and one parachuted safely. One infant was killed on the DC-3. Lack of vigilance on the part of the pilots of both aircraft, resulting in the failure of each pilot to see the other aircraft in time to avoid a collision.

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