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Last updated: 24 January 2022
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Datum:Freitag 7 Juli 1944
Zeit:22:35
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 43-15767
Werknummer: 20233
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,6 km (1 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Constatia, NY (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Syracuse AAF, NY (SYR/KSYR), USA
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The airplane took off from Syracuse AAF at 20:39 on a routine training flight. Without clearance or permission the pilot flew to Niagara Falls. It circled the area and headed for Lake Oneida. The C-47 descended over the lake and contacted the surface. The airplane broke up and came to rest in 10 feet of water.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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