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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Datum:zaterdag 27 oktober 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 44-76230
Constructienummer: 32562/15814
Bouwjaar: 1945
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5 km (3.1 mijl) NW of Pennville, IN (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dayton-Wright Patterson AAF, OH (FFO/KFFO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Minneapolis-Wold-Chamberlain Field, MN (MSP/KMSP), Verenigde Staten
A Douglas C-47 transport plane sustained substantial damage in a forced landing near Pennville, IN. Six on board were killed in the accident. The airplane was en route between Wright Field and Minneapolis on autopilot when the crew noticed a drop in manifold pressure to 20". The crew was not able to determine the cause of the pressure drop. Flying at 1500 feet the pilot selected a field for a forced landing. The C-47 came in high and fast, causing the plane to balloon on touchdown. The pilot attempted to pull the plane back up to clear groups of trees. The airplane became airborne again but struck the last group of trees and crash-landed.

» 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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Dayton-Wright Patterson AAF, OH en Minneapolis-Wold-Chamberlain Field, MN bedraagt 933 km (583 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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