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Date:jeudi 16 novembre 1944
Heure:13:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Compagnie:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Immatriculation: 43-49365
Numéro de série: 26626/15181
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Equipage:victimes: / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: / à bord:
Total:victimes: 7 / à bord: 12
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:8 km (5 milles) S of Placitas, NM (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Wichita (unknown airport), KS, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Long Beach Municipal Airport, CA (LGB/KLGB), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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.

Sources:
» 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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