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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Datum:Montag 31 Januar 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-39 (DC-2)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 38-501
Werknummer: 2059
Baujahr: 1939
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-55
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:14 km (8.8 Meilen) SW of Sioux City AAB, IA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Sioux City AAB, IA (SUX/KSUX), USA
Flug nach:Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ/KSTJ), USA
The military DC-2 took off from Sioux City Army Air Base at 00:28 on an instrument navigation flight to Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO (STJ). Engine no. 2 had probably caught fire shortly after takeoff. The airplane crashed and burned.

» 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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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sioux City AAB, IA to Saint Joseph-Rosecrans AAF, MO as the crow flies is 315 km (197 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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