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Datum:dinsdag 14 maart 1944
Tijd:14:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-23834
Constructienummer: 9696
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:New York Municipal Airport-LaGuardia Field, NY (LGA) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Ilegale Vlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:New York Municipal Airport-LaGuardia Field, NY (LGA/KLGA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
Two American Airlines mechanics took the C-47 for an unauthorized flight. It took off in a near-stalling attitude and then made two passes over the field.
During the third approach, the aircraft was very low. It struck a highway light pole, went through fences and burst into flames.

Bronnen:
» 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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