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Last updated: 25 January 2022
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Datum:Mittwoch 13 Dezember 1944
Zeit:ca 01:00
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: 43-16047
Werknummer: 20513
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3 km (1.9 Meilen) NE of Zelma, MO (   USA)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Malden AAF, MO (MAW/KMAW), USA
Flug nach:Malden AAF, MO (MAW/KMAW), USA
Unfallbericht:
A Douglas C-47 transport plane was destroyed when it crashed after striking trees on a ridge. All four on board were killed. The airplane operated on a night training flight. The crew had just accomplished a three hour glider tow training mission.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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