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Fecha:jueves 16 noviembre 1944
Hora:13:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 43-49365
Numéro de série: 26626/15181
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 12
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:8 km (5 milles) S of Placitas, NM (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Wichita (unknown airport), KS, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Long Beach Municipal Airport, CA (LGB/KLGB), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The Douglas C-47 was destroyed when it struck terrain near Placitas, NM. The airplane had departed Wichita, KS on a cargo flight to Long Beach, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Poor weather en route to Long Beach forced the crew to divert to Albuquerque. The pilot descended in order to maintain visual contact with the ground. The flight encountered snow showers and strong vertical winds. It struck the crest of a mountain and crashed. Survivors were rescued after three days.

Fuentes:
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles


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