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Last updated: 9 December 2021
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Fecha:miércoles 27 octubre 1943
Hora:21:56
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 41-18416
Numéro de série: 4478
Año de Construcción: 1942
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:7,5 km (4.7 milles) SW of Fort Benning-Lawson Field, GA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF/KLSF), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF/KLSF), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The C-47 took off from Fort Benning at 19:45 on a training flight to practice landings.
During a low altitude turn to final the pilot probably lost visual contact with the ground in poor visibility conditions. The left wingtip struck the ground. The airplane cartwheeled and burst into flames.

Fuentes:
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles


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