Crash-aerien 08 FEB 1944 d'un Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3) 42-100873 - Linton, TN
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Date:mardi 8 fvrier 1944
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Immatriculation: 42-100873
Numéro de série: 19336
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:13 km (8.1 milles) W of Linton, TN (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Fort Wayne Municipal Airport/Baer Field, IN (FWA/KFWA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Atlanta-Candler Field, GA (ATL/KATL), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
The C-47A operated on a ferry flight from Baer Field to Atlanta. Weather at Atlanta had deteriorated and the crew were not able to land there. They diverted to Nashville, TN. The pilot was unable to find the airport and only had fuel left for about 45 minutes. After losing contact with the air traffic controller at Nashville, the pilot ordered the other crew members to secure their parachutes and prepare to bail out. Meanwhile he descended through clouds. The C-47 broke through the clouds and contacted terrain. The pilot pulled up abruptly but stalled the plane.
It fell off on a wing and struck the ground at a steep angle.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» 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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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Fort Wayne Municipal Airport/Baer Field, IN et Atlanta-Candler Field, GA est de 813 km (508 miles).

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