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Date:Sunday 5 September 1943
Time:20:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49J
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-1980
MSN: 6263
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820-71
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ/KSTJ), United States of America
Destination airport:Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ/KSTJ), United States of America
Narrative:
A powerful weather front had passed Rosecrans Field as the C-49J was returning from a training flight. The pilot lost control in turbulence and the airplane crashed and burst into flames.

Classification:
Turbulence

Sources:
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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