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Last updated: 23 January 2022
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Date:vendredi 21 juillet 1944
Heure:ca 22:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Immatriculation: 43-30664
Numéro de série: 13815
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Dégats de l'appareil: Disparu
Conséquences: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Lieu de l'accident:ca 40 km SE off Cape Fear, NC, USA (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
A mass flight of 54 Douglas C-47 aircraft was proceeding at an altitude of 500 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. The third squadron consisted of nine aircraft flying in V-formation. Aircraft number 3 of the left element and aircraft 1 and 2 of the right element lost contact with the squadron leader. After running into a rainstorm the squadron leader ordered the aircraft to make a 180-degree turn and reassemble over the coastline.
Despite a three day search no trace of the three aircraft (42-100712, 42-92115, 43-30664) was found.
Possible causes for the accidents are a mid-air collision, stalling in formation or controlled flight into water while on instruments and under influence of vertigo.

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


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