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Last updated: 17 January 2022
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Datum:Freitag 27 April 1945
Zeit:11:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-93172
Werknummer: 13054
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,8 km (0.5 Meilen) SW of Emison Auxiliary Airfield, IN (   USA)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV), USA
Flug nach:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV), USA
Unfallbericht:
A Douglas C-47 was destroyed when it mushed into the ground while manoeuvring at Emison Auxiliary Airfield. Two crew members were killed. The airplane operated on a routine instrument training flight out of George Field. The pilot had decided to drop a para-pack at Emison. He was manoeuvring in a slipping left turn to obtain a view of the deployed para-pack.

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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