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Datum:Mittwoch 20 Dezember 1944
Zeit:22:20
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: 43-16066
Werknummer: 20532
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:9 km (5.6 Meilen) S of Ironton, MO (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Malden AAF, MO (MAW/KMAW), USA
Flug nach:Marion-Williamson County Airport, IL (MWA/KMWA), USA
Unfallbericht:
A Douglas C-47 transport plane was destroyed when it crashed after striking a ridge. All five on board were killed.
The airplane was on a navigation 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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Distance from Malden AAF, MO to Marion-Williamson County Airport, IL as the crow flies is 154 km (96 miles).

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