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Datum:Samstag 15 August 1942
Zeit:21:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 Skytrooper (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-6463
Werknummer: 4915
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 20
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,6 km (1 Meilen) E of Garnet Peak, MA  (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Hempstead Plains-Mitchell Field, NY, USA
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The C-53 transport plane struck trees on a mountainside, crashed and burst into flames.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Schenectady Gazette - Aug 17, 1942


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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 58th loss
  • 26th Fataler Unfall
  • 7th worst accident (Zu diesem Zeitpunkt)
  • 303rd worst accident (Momentan)
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